Jaiswal Kalwar in Nepal


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

Introduction / History

The name Jaiswal comes from a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where this people originated. They were traditionally involved in the distillation and sale of liquor. Since the alcohol business was considered degrading by many Hindus and Muslims, the Jaiswal Kalwar became active in other occupations like politics, trade, education, agriculture, law enforcement and the military. The Jaiswal are a subgroup of the Kalwar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today, this people group from Nepal is mostly engaged in farming.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so very different. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

Although the New Testament, Bible portions, audio, and the JESUS Film exist in Maithali language of this people group, they remain unreached with the gospel. Who will tell them?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kalwar Jaiswal in Nepal.

Pray that God will bring the attention of the Jaiswal Kalwar people to these resources. Pray that they will start family-based Bible studies and ultimately a disciple-making movement among all Kalwar communities. Pray that Jaiswal Kalwar people will become curious about being born again of the Holy Spirit, and that they would truly encounter Christ, their savior.


References

http://www.jaiswalsamajvizag.com/about.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalwar_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kalwar Jaiswal
People Name in Country Kalwar Jaiswal
Natural Name Jaiswal Kalwar
Pronunciation jai-SHWAHL KAHL-wahr
Population this Country 6,400
Population all Countries 1,139,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jaiswa; कलवार जायसवाल
People ID 21150
ROP3 Code 117973
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
Janakpur
2,900
Narayani
1,300
Lumbini
1,000
Kosi
600
Sagarmatha
300
Bheri
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
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
  Janakpur 2,900
  Narayani 1,300
  Lumbini 1,000
  Kosi 600
  Sagarmatha 300
  Bheri 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (3,700 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,500
Awadhi
500
Angika
30
Nepali
30
Primary Language Maithili (3,700 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,500
  Awadhi 500
  Angika 30
  Nepali 30
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
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 video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Maithili
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Maithili
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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


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