Sribastab Kayastha in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kayastha Sribastab are a Hindu people who live in north and central India. A small number live further north in Nepal. The Kayashta were traditionally members of a caste of scribes who kept written records for the kingdoms of north India. At times the Kayastha held a near monopoly of government positions in accounting and administration. Within the Kayasthta community, there are subgroups, including the Sribastab.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today they are employed in the professions, the arts and in government administration. Their primary language for those in Nepal is Awadhi. As educated Indian people they also speak English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Scribastab Kayashta people in Nepal practice only Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.


What Are Their Needs?

Sribastab Kayashta people in Nepal need more than anything else to know Almighty God who came to earth in the form of a man, who is Jesus Christ, and paid the price for their eternal life to set them free. Although the Bible, audio, and visual resources exist in their Awadhi language, they remain an unreached people group. They need someone to tell them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Sribastab in Nepal.

Pray that the Sribastab Kayashta interest in the spiritual and supernatural would lead them to discover the unsurpassed holiness and power of Christ. Pray that their Hindu focus on experiencing many gods would move them to seek spiritual truth.


References

https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/kayasth/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kayastha Sribastab
People Name in Country Kayastha Sribastab
Natural Name Sribastab Kayastha
Pronunciation sur-AHV-stahv kay-AHS-tah
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 969,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Lala; Srivastav; Srivastawa; कायस्ता सृिबस्तब
People ID 21327
ROP3 Code 118155
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Bheri
500
Lumbini
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Bheri 500
  Lumbini 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Awadhi (700 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
300
Maithili
50
Hindi
20
Primary Language Awadhi (700 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 300
  Maithili 50
  Hindi 20
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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