Gosain in Nepal


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

Introduction

By tradition, the Gossain people have removed themselves from material pleasures. They live by collecting alms and looking after temples. They are what we call ascetics, fully devoted to the religious system of Hinduism.


Ministry Obstacles

Devotion to a religious system is a major hindrance to accepting grace and mercy from the King of kings. Devotion needs to be centered on the person, Jesus Christ, not on a religious system.


Outreach Ideas

It will take much prayer before people can approach these devout Hindus with spiritual discussions about the need for a holy Savior.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among the Gosain people in Nepal, India or Bangladesh, so pray that the 2020s will be a decade of spiritual breakthroughs in all three countries.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Gosain people in Nepal teachable and understanding hearts. Pray for Gosain families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross. Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Gosain family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Gosain in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gosain
People Name in Country Gosain
World Population 1,557,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ajnasi; Aranya-Gharbhari; Atit; Baba; Bairagi; Ban; Bangali; Bawa; Bharadi; Bharati; Bharti; Daure Gosaviati; Gairagi; Gasain; Gasawi; Geria; Gharhari; Giria/Yati; Girigosavi; Girname; Gosai; Gosaib; Gosavi; Gosayi; Gossain; Goswami; Gussain; Kamphode; Mathkar; Nath Panthi Gosavi; Sanyasi; Saraswati-Parbat; Van; गोसाईं (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16862
ROP3 Code 112144
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Mahakali
600
Kosi
300
Bagmati
200
Lumbini
200
Seti
200
Bheri
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Mahakali 600
  Kosi 300
  Bagmati 200
  Lumbini 200
  Seti 200
  Bheri 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (500 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
300
Awadhi
300
Kumaoni
200
Bhojpuri
200
Hindi
100
Nepali
80
Primary Language Maithili (500 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali 300
  Awadhi 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Bhojpuri 200
  Hindi 100
  Nepali 80
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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)
Copyrighted © 2020  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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