Bhar in Nepal


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

Introduction

Many centuries ago, the Bhar community was deposed by the invading Rajput and Muslims. Their struggle with the Rajput and Muslim invaders continued for about two hundred years, at the end of which Ibrahim Shah Waarli of Jaunpur killed the last Bhar ruler. Child marriages are prevalent; however, the trend towards adult marriage is increasing. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Bhar, and they usually work as laborers in fields owned by the Muslims, Thakur and Yadav. They are Hindu and worship deities like Deeh Baba and Burhao Baba.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhar culture is that of worshiping the spirits of created things, not the Creator God. Distinction must be made between what is created, and the One who created.


Outreach Ideas

There are many good resource materials available in the primary language of the Bhar people, but workers are needed. Pray for workers for the harvest, which is ripening.


Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Christ among the Bhar community today, but pray for the ones that will soon place their trust in Christ. Pray that new Bhar believers will become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families. They will need prayer support. Pray they will learn to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Pray for access to Scripture in printed and recorded forms. Pray for each individual in the Bhar community to have a minimum of one opportunity to hear of Jesus accurately, in his or her mother tongue. Also pray for the Bhar to make schooling a priority for their children, and for good schools to be available.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhar in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhar
People Name in Country Bhar
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Population this Country 4,200
Population all Countries 2,372,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bharat; Bharpatwa; Rajbhar; भर
People ID 16405
ROP3 Code 111553
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 5
Largest States
Narayani
1,800
Lumbini
1,100
Bagmati
600
Bheri
400
Rapti
100
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 5
  Narayani 1,800
  Lumbini 1,100
  Bagmati 600
  Bheri 400
  Rapti 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (2,700 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
700
Maithili
300
Primary Language Bhojpuri (2,700 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 700
  Maithili 300
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
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 Anonymous 
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