Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 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 Gaderia have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while some are involved in animal husbandry. The Brahmin are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings. The Gaderia accept and exchange water and food with all other local communities except the Chura, Chamar and Deha.


Ministry Obstacles

Low literacy rates can be an obstacle to the Gospel, but not necessarily. If oral means of communication are effectively used, individuals can readily understand.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films.


Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Gadaria at the present time, but pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray He is preparing teachers and pastors for them, and will also provide Scriptures and other study materials for them. Pray they will have teachable hearts. Pray for the Hindu Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families. Pray also for the widow and orphans among them, that they will be well cared for. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to this people group.


Scripture Prayers for the Gadaria (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation gah-DAH-ree-ah
Population this Country 9,200
Population all Countries 4,799,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Balra; Barela; Beghela; Bhediyar; Chandalia; Dhangar; Gadaria; Gadaria/Gaderia; Gaddi; Gaderi; Gaderia; Gaderiya; Gadhayia; Gadri; Gairi; Ganeri; Garhi; Gari; Gavala; Gawaria; Ghosi; H; Intafarash; Kabir; Kalandia; Kurumvar; Kurumwar; Pal; Pal Shatriya; Pal/Gareri; Paul; Pradhan; Purbia; Shiviya; गडरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16768
ROP3 Code 112021
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 11
Largest States
Narayani
3,400
Janakpur
1,100
Lumbini
1,000
Sagarmatha
900
Kosi
800
Bheri
500
Mechi
400
Bagmati
400
Mahakali
300
Seti
100
Gandaki
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)
Total States 11
  Narayani 3,400
  Janakpur 1,100
  Lumbini 1,000
  Sagarmatha 900
  Kosi 800
  Bheri 500
  Mechi 400
  Bagmati 400
  Mahakali 300
  Seti 100
  Gandaki 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (3,700 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
3,000
Awadhi
600
Kumaoni
300
Nepali
200
Hindi
200
Primary Language Maithili (3,700 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 3,000
  Awadhi 600
  Kumaoni 300
  Nepali 200
  Hindi 200
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)
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