Manihar in Nepal


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

Introduction / History

The Manihar have a name derived from two Sanskrit words, mana and kara. Mana meaning 'precious stone' and kara meaning 'maker '. Therefore the Manihar have been known for their occupation of making and selling glass, lac or ivory bangles for many years. Over half of a million Manihar are spread over Pakistan, north India and Nepal. They can be found in nine different zones of Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The business of making and selling of bangles has long been the livelihood of Manihar communities. Due to the limited availability of elephant tusks for ivory, many bangles and beads now are manufactured in plastics. Today some Manihar take other jobs including tailoring. The literacy rate among the Manihar tends to be low. They speak primary Nepali and use Urdu and Bhojpuri in Nepal and mainly Urdu and Hindi in India. They are Sunni Muslims and tend to share foods with other Muslim families but traditionally do not allow marriage outside their community. Siddiqi can be a common surname.


What Are Their Needs?

In India workers are just beginning to work among the larger populations but in Nepal the work has yet to begin. Pray for individuals with a Muslim background that can begin work among them in this Hindu background nation.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Manihar in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-21
People Name General Manihar
People Name in Country Manihar
Pronunciation mahn-ee-HAR
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 749,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chudigar; Churigar; Churihar; Churihara; Churiwala; Gangapati; Ishani; Kachchhani; Kachera; Kanchar; Kanchera; Ladani; Lakhari; Lakhera; Lakheri; Lalchera; Mangnyar; Mangnyar Muslim; Maniar; Pandiyar Manihar; Shekhawati; Shishgar; Sishgar; मनिहार
People ID 17446
ROP3 Code 112851
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 6
Largest States
Narayani
700
Bheri
500
Lumbini
500
Bagmati
40
Rapti
30
Gandaki
20
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 6
  Narayani 700
  Bheri 500
  Lumbini 500
  Bagmati 40
  Rapti 30
  Gandaki 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (800 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Urdu
700
Maithili
30
Primary Language Bhojpuri (800 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 700
  Maithili 30
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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 Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more