Hadi 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

Every morning Omika's husband and sons walk to a farmer's field while she joins an army of street sweepers. As a member of the Haddi community, she does her duty as a Dalit sweeper. She trudges to her section of a street. Cars whiz by. Auto-rickshaws putter. Bikes peddle. She walks stooped with her broom, swishing right to left. Clouds of dust rise as trash collects in a pile. She drags a large metal drum next to the garbage and deposits the sweepings into it. All morning long, six days a week, she repeats this routine.

As long as anyone can remember, Dalits have been consigned to jobs like street sweeping and leather work. But a change is coming for the Haddis. Omika has heard of a distant relative who has put her faith in Jesus. Both fear and curiosity stir within her. She fears leaving the Hindu religion of her ancestors. Trapped in a system of servitude, how can she abandon the ancestral way? Still, followers of Christ speak of equal acceptance and forgiveness. Can she risk exploring this foreign-sounding religion?


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Haddis who seek a better way of life.
Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.


Scripture Prayers for the Hadi in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
Pronunciation HAH-dee
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 1,246,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bansmali; Bhusan; Birbangshi; Brittal Bania; Chacchadi; Ghasi; Haddi; Hadi Santhan; Hari; Hari Santan; हादी
People ID 12027
ROP3 Code 103627
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Kosi
700
Narayani
700
Janakpur
500
Sagarmatha
300
Mechi
300
Bagmati
90
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 6
  Kosi 700
  Narayani 700
  Janakpur 500
  Sagarmatha 300
  Mechi 300
  Bagmati 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (1,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
500
Bengali
50
Primary Language Maithili (1,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 500
  Bengali 50
People Groups Speaking Maithili
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 (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more