Kagate in Nepal


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Largest Religion
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Kagate is a Tibetan language. This people group is defined by their language.


Where Are they Located?

Kagate is spoken by a small number of people in Nepal and northeastern India, specifically the state of Sikkim.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know almost nothing about their lives, but most likely they live much like the other rural peoples in Nepal. They are very small in number, both in Nepal and Sikkim.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kagate people practice Buddhism, the major world religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths by which one can gain spiritual knowledge and escape the endless cycles of reincarnation. Theravada, one of the two major branches of Buddhism, declares that by following the Noble Eightfold Path of right intentions and right actions that a Buddhist can achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation. Mahayana Buddhism, the other main branch of Buddhism, asserts that by following the six perfections that a Buddhist can move along the path to Enlightenment. Tibetan Buddhism falls within the Mahayana school.

To most Buddhists, however, these things have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. In animism, evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion.
Two of the important Buddhist yearly holidays are Vesak, the Buddha's birthday celebrated in May or June and Bodhi Day, the holiday which commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kagate people need to understand that Jesus Christ alone offers them life to the full. They need the Savior, the only one who can save them from sin and give them eternal life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kagate in Nepal.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Kagate family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Kagate people.
* Pray that soon the Kagate people will have faith that is more precious and durable than gold.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20975/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20975/IN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsf_eu261rQ
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagate_language
https://blogs.soas.ac.uk/elar/2017/03/28/elar-video-installation-kagate-syuba-in-nepal-2/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kagate
People Name in Country Kagate
World Population 2,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कागते
People ID 20975
ROP3 Code 117702
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Janakpur 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Syuba (600 speakers)
Language Code syw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Syuba (600 speakers)
Language Code syw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Syuba

Primary Language:  Syuba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1976-1981)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
99.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.78 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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