Tharu unspecified in Nepal


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

Introduction

The Tharu have lived quiet, simple lives for four centuries. They are a gentle people. They make almost everything they use themselves, with a touch of art in everything. They have their own gods and follow a Bharra (shaman). Besides the Bharra, who treats their diseases, the village headman, bhalamansa, and the Desi-Mahajan - an Indian moneylender - are important people within the village. They are becoming more aware of outside issues and fireside chat in the evenings is becoming more outward focused, reflecting changes in their culture.


Ministry Obstacles

The Tharu speak several languages, and are spread over a wide area of Nepal.


They are becoming more aware of outside issues, and fireside chats in the evenings are becoming more outwardly focused, refelcting changes in their culture.
Outreach Ideas

Ask the Lord to raise up and send out a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses from among the Tharu people. The Lord is rapidly building his church in Nepal.


Prayer Focus

There are a few Christians among the Tharu community. Pray they will become true disciples, moving beyond mere cultural identification with Christ. Pray for the gift of conviction of sin, and for zealous hearts to really know and follow Christ. Pray for the gentle Tharu people to be protected from those who would take advantage of them. Pray they will be able to care adequately for their families.


Scripture Prayers for the Tharu unspecified in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-23
People Name General Tharu
People Name in Country Tharu unspecified
Pronunciation TAH-roo
Population this Country 1,753,000
Population all Countries 2,285,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 35
Alternate Names Kathoriya; Kathoriya Tharu; Mahatos; Mahatu; Tharu Rana; थारू
People ID 15464
ROP3 Code 110011
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)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Seti
329,000
Bheri
316,000
Lumbini
258,000
Narayani
217,000
Rapti
168,000
Kosi
156,000
Sagarmatha
128,000
Mahakali
118,000
Janakpur
37,000
Bagmati
27,000
Mechi
11,000
Gandaki
4,200
Dhaulagiri
600
Karnali
500
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)
Total States 14
  Seti 329,000
  Bheri 316,000
  Lumbini 258,000
  Narayani 217,000
  Rapti 168,000
  Kosi 156,000
  Sagarmatha 128,000
  Mahakali 118,000
  Janakpur 37,000
  Bagmati 27,000
  Mechi 11,000
  Gandaki 4,200
  Dhaulagiri 600
  Karnali 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tharu, Dangaura (790,000 speakers)
Language Code thl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Tharu, Kathariya
706,000
Nepali
162,000
Tharu, Central
32,000
Bhojpuri
25,000
Maithili
20,000
Dotyali
2,000
Sonha
600
Rawat
500
Hindi
300
Bantawa
200
Musasa
90
Chamling
80
Majhi
70
Nepalese Sign Language
30
Thangmi
Primary Language Tharu, Dangaura (790,000 speakers)
Language Code thl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Tharu, Kathariya 706,000
  Nepali 162,000
  Tharu, Central 32,000
  Bhojpuri 25,000
  Maithili 20,000
  Dotyali 2,000
  Sonha 600
  Rawat 500
  Hindi 300
  Bantawa 200
  Musasa 90
  Chamling 80
  Majhi 70
  Nepalese Sign Language 30
  Thangmi 10
People Groups Speaking Tharu, Dangaura

Primary Language:  Tharu, Dangaura

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2010)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2018-2019)
Bible-Complete No
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tharu, Dangaura Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tharu, Dangaura YouVersion Bibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.72 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.41 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.67 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.20 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more