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.
The Adivasi Janajatis live primarily in the western part of Nepal.
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.
Today the Adivasi Janajatis are officially Hindu, though they have their own version of this flexible religious system.
The Adivasi Janajatis need the chance to have education so they can compete with those who later came to their land, Nepal.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Adibasi Janajati|
|People Name in Country||Adibasi Janajati|
|Population in Nepal||1,100|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Janajati, अदीबासी जनजाति|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||10|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Nepali (1,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||npi Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Nepali|
Primary Language: Nepali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1821-2010)|
|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|