Sarki 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 traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Sarki is very different than those of a monotheist, who believes in one God who is creator of all.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is building his church in the region. His Spirit is active. Pray that Christian workers will include the Sarki community in their outreach.


Prayer Focus

There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ, trusting him fully with their lives. Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshiping the gods of this age, but rather will hunger to know the creator God and his Son who came to give them life.


Scripture Prayers for the Sarki in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-22
People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Population this Country 430,000
Population all Countries 464,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Chamar; Cobbier; Karighar; Karikar; Mistri; Sarkar; Tapa; Tapoli; Thapa; सर्की
People ID 18035
ROP3 Code 113530
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)
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Gandaki
77,000
Lumbini
49,000
Bagmati
49,000
Dhaulagiri
32,000
Rapti
30,000
Seti
28,000
Janakpur
28,000
Bheri
27,000
Sagarmatha
24,000
Mahakali
20,000
Kosi
20,000
Karnali
19,000
Narayani
11,000
Mechi
9,700
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)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Gandaki 77,000
  Lumbini 49,000
  Bagmati 49,000
  Dhaulagiri 32,000
  Rapti 30,000
  Seti 28,000
  Janakpur 28,000
  Bheri 27,000
  Sagarmatha 24,000
  Mahakali 20,000
  Kosi 20,000
  Karnali 19,000
  Narayani 11,000
  Mechi 9,700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (349,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Dotyali
18,000
Bantawa
1,600
Maithili
1,200
Chamling
900
Musasa
800
Bhojpuri
400
Humla
400
Kham, Western Parbate
200
Rangpuri
200
Yakkha, Chhathare
200
Sherpa
70
Khaling
40
Kaike
40
Thulung
40
Chhintang
30
Primary Language Nepali (349,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Dotyali 18,000
  Bantawa 1,600
  Maithili 1,200
  Chamling 900
  Musasa 800
  Bhojpuri 400
  Humla 400
  Kham, Western Parbate 200
  Rangpuri 200
  Yakkha, Chhathare 200
  Sherpa 70
  Khaling 40
  Kaike 40
  Thulung 40
  Chhintang 30
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.37 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.26 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.13 %
Unknown
0.11 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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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