Adibasi Janajati in Nepal

The Adibasi Janajati have only been reported in Nepal
Population
1,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Adivasi refers to an indigenous people group or tribe, and Janajati refers to people outside of the Hindu caste hierarchy. This people group was in Nepal long before the Hindus and Muslims began to arrive. As time went on, caste Hindus arrived in what is now Nepal, and these people became the dominant people groups.


Where Are they Located?

The Adivasi Janajatis live primarily in the western part of Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In today's world, the Adivasi Janajatis are small in number and they have little political or social clout in Nepal. Most speak Nepali rather than their own language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Today the Adivasi Janajatis are officially Hindu, though they have their own version of this flexible religious system.


What Are Their Needs?

The Adivasi Janajatis need the chance to have education so they can compete with those who later came to their land, Nepal.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers in Nepal to go as Christ's ambassadors to the Adivasi Janajati people.
* Pray for believers to help them by training them in skills they need in today's world.
* Pray for Adivasi Janajati believers to rise up and disciple their own people in the ways of Jesus Christ.


References

http://www.iwgia.org/images/stories/sections/regions/asia/documents/IW2011/nepal_2011.pdf
https://parivartannepal.blogspot.com/2012/01/adibashi-and-janajati-indigenous-people_04.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Adibasi Janajati
People Name in Country Adibasi Janajati
Population in Nepal 1,100
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Janajati, अदीबासी जनजाति
People ID 20054
ROP3 Code 115688
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Mechi
(400)
Bagmati
(200)
Kosi
(100)
Mahakali
(100)
Narayani
(60)
Sagarmatha
(50)
Lumbini
(30)
Janakpur
(20)
Gandaki
(20)
Bheri
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 10
  Mechi (400)
  Bagmati (200)
  Kosi (100)
  Mahakali (100)
  Narayani (60)
  Sagarmatha (50)
  Lumbini (30)
  Janakpur (20)
  Gandaki (20)
  Bheri (20)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Nepali (1,200 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (1,200 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.47 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.53 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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