Gharti in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction

The Gharti, (or Bhujel) are considered an offshoot of the Indian Chettri who, due to poverty, served royal families and nobles as bonded laborers, palanquin-bearers (an enclosed litter), and water-carriers. Traditionally, the men were palanquin-bearers and the women water-carriers, but today most labor on farms. Vermilion and a bead necklace are the symbols of married women. The services of a Brahmin are sought for performing birth, marriage and death rituals. They worship deities such as Kali, Lakshmi and Kanchyaga.


Ministry Obstacles

Nepal does not provide a welcome to Christian missionaries.


Outreach Ideas

A number of Gharti have reported themselves as Christians to the census in India and Nepal. Please pray these Christians will become firmly grounded as believers, able to carry to carry the Gospel effectively to their entire community in Nepal and India.


Prayer Focus

Please pray for Gharti Christians to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, as well as in numbers. Please pray the Gharti people in Nepal and India will be given a growing desire to know the creator God, the one who transcends his creation yet offers to be a friend of those who will come to him through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Gharti in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gharti
People Name in Country Gharti
Alternate Names Bhujel; Gharati; Khawas; Western Chepang; घार्ती
Population this Country 139,000
Population all Countries 166,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 11879
ROP3 Code 103332
ROP25 Code 302672
ROP25 Name Gharti
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gandaki
32,000
Bagmati
20,000
Kosi
18,000
Janakpur
18,000
Sagarmatha
14,000
Mechi
12,000
Lumbini
10,000
Narayani
7,700
Rapti
1,900
Dhaulagiri
1,900
Bheri
500
Karnali
200
Mahakali
200
Seti
100
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 14
  Gandaki 32,000
  Bagmati 20,000
  Kosi 18,000
  Janakpur 18,000
  Sagarmatha 14,000
  Mechi 12,000
  Lumbini 10,000
  Narayani 7,700
  Rapti 1,900
  Dhaulagiri 1,900
  Bheri 500
  Karnali 200
  Mahakali 200
  Seti 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.38 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.23 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.32 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (99,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Bhujel
16,000
Bantawa
1,100
Maithili
500
Thulung
500
Bhojpuri
400
Chamling
200
Khaling
200
Dotyali
100
Raute
40
Primary Language Nepali (99,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Bhujel 16,000
  Bantawa 1,100
  Maithili 500
  Thulung 500
  Bhojpuri 400
  Chamling 200
  Khaling 200
  Dotyali 100
  Raute 40
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  (1914-2012)
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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