Country: Nepal

Number of People Groups

251

People Groups Unreached

240

Total Population

29,411,000

Unreached Population

29,142,000

% Professing Christian

0.9%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Abdul 1,300 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Adibasi Janajati 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ahar 2,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Amat 3,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,400 English Christianity 87.0 % 7.0 %
 Ansari 44,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Apapanthi 200 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arakh 600 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ath Pahariya 5,900 Athpariya Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Badhai, Hindu 32,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Badhai, Muslim 2,300 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Badhi, Hindu 38,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.2 %
 Badhi, Muslim 400 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baha'i 1,100 Nepali O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bahelia, Muslim 800 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bahing 2,800 Rarotongan Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahna, Hindu 16,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahra Gaunle 1,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bairagi, Hindu 236,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bangali, Hindu 25,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.7 %
 Bania 139,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bania, Agarwal 18,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Agrahari 2,200 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Kasaundhan 2,100 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Kath 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Khatri 900 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahesri 800 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahur 1,100 Sindhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Marwadi Unknown Marwari Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Oswal 600 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Rauniar 2,700 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Unai 800 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bankariya 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bantar 54,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bantawa 4,400 Bantawa Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bardai 900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Barhamu 7,800 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bari, Hindu 9,300 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bedia, Hindu 23,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
Bedia, Muslim 2,100 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Beg 200 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Beldar, Hindu 2,900 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhand, Muslim 7,400 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhangi, Hindu 5,600 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhar 3,600 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bharbhunja, Hindu 800 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhat, Hindu 800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bhoi Kamti 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Hindu 152,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Muslim 200 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhote 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
 Bhotia, Kagate, Yehlmo 4,400 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Kutang, Larke 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Sherpa 112,000 Sherpa Buddhism 2.1 %
 Bind 72,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.9 %
 Brahmin 3,324,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Bhumihar 16,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Gaur 7,400 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Hill 3,184,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
Brahmin, Jijhotia 1,400 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Joshi 2,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Kanaujia 6,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Khandelwal 1,900 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Maha 700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Radhi 3,300 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Sakaldwipi 2,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Sanadhya 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Saraswat 2,700 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Sawaria 5,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Terai 133,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 British 2,400 English Christianity 78.0 % 7.0 %
Byansi 4,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chamar 331,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Chamling 6,400 Chamling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chepang, Tsepang 68,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.2 %
 Chhairottan Unknown Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chhantyal 12,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chhetri 4,343,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chidimar 4,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Christian unspecified 700 Nepali Christianity 100.0 %
Churaute 2,400 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Danuwar Rai 83,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.4 %
 Darai 20,000 Darai Hinduism 1.0 %
 Darjee 465,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.7 %
 Darzi, Hindu 7,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Darzi, Muslim 20,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.9 % 0.1 %
Devhar 900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dhandi 1,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhanuk 217,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dharkar 2,600 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhimal 26,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.2 %
 Dhobi, Hindu 108,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Dhobi, Muslim 7,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dolpa 4,100 Dolpo Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dom, Hindu 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dom, Muslim 1,600 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dosadh, Hindu 206,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Dura 5,200 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 French 2,800 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.6 %
 Gadaria, Hindu 7,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gaddi 1,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gandharva 6,900 Nepali Hinduism 1.6 %
 Gangai 38,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ganghar Unknown Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 German 2,800 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 2.2 %
 Gharti 117,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.6 %
 Gonrhi 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Goriya, Hindu 900 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gosain, Hindu 1,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gurung 513,000 Gurung, Western Buddhism 2.5 %
Gurung Ghale 22,000 Nepali Buddhism 6.9 %
Gyalsumdo 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.0 %
 Hadi 2,300 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hajam 36,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Halalkhor, Hindu 4,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Halwai, Hindu 83,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Hayu 3,000 Wayu Hinduism 0.3 %
Hudke 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Hindu 1,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Sikh 900 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jirel 5,600 Jirel Buddhism 3.8 %
 Jogi, Hindu 1,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kahar, Hindu 54,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaibartta 800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaike 2,300 Kaike Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalal, Hindu 900 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalwar, Hindu 125,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Kalwar, Muslim 800 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kamar 1,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kami 1,241,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.1 %
 Kandu 127,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kanjar, Hindu 3,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kawar 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kayastha, Hindu 44,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
Khaling 1,500 Khaling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Khambu 700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kharia 600 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khas 16,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatik, Hindu 700 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatwa 101,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kisan 2,200 Moikodi Hinduism 1.2 %
 Koiri, Hindu 302,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.3 %
 Koli 2,300 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kori 12,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kuchbandia 300 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kulung 27,000 Kulung O Other / Small 0.3 %
 Kumal 119,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.5 %
 Kumhar, Hindu 63,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kurmi, Hindu 228,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 %
Kusunda 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyerung 1,400 Kyerung Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lepcha, Lapche 3,300 Lepcha Buddhism 4.1 %
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,100 Lhomi Buddhism 1.3 %
 Limbu 382,000 Limbu O Other / Small 2.5 %
 Loba, Mustang 2,600 Loke Buddhism 0.2 %
 Lodha 33,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lohar, Hindu 102,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Lohar, Muslim 800 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Lohorung 1,200 Lohorung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lunia, Hindu 69,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Magar 1,865,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.2 %
 Majhi 82,000 Majhi Hinduism 2.5 %
 Mal, Hindu 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mali, Hindu 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Mallah, Hindu 171,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Manihar 1,500 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mech 4,900 Bodo Hinduism 1.7 %
Mewahang 3,800 Mewahang, Western O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Moghal 2,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mugali 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
 Munda, Horo 2,200 Maithili Hinduism 5.6 %
 Murao, Hindu 1,800 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Musahar, Hindu 232,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.5 %
Naaba 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nachhiring 7,000 Nachering O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nai, Hindu 117,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Namassej, Hindu 1,300 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Hindu 3,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Muslim 600 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Newah 1,306,000 Newar Hinduism 0.8 %
Nubri 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Oraon, Dhangar 39,000 Kurux, Nepali Hinduism 2.9 %
 Pahari 14,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 Pashtun, Pathan 9,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pasi, Hindu 3,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Phri 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pinjara 17,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Qassab 1,700 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Qazi 10,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rai 611,000 Nepali O Other / Small 4.7 %
 Rajbansi 114,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.4 %
 Rajbansi Koch, Hindu 1,600 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.7 %
 Rajbhar 11,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.7 %
Rajdhob 13,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Raji 4,600 Raji Hinduism 0.1 %
 Rajput 38,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Rajput Ponwar, Muslim 1,200 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Bais, Muslim 1,300 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Hindu 1,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Muslim 1,900 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Rajput, Marwadi 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Muslim 17,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Nau 1,100 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Saithwar 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Raute 900 Raute Hinduism 0.9 %
 Rayeen, Muslim 4,100 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sahisia 200 Maithili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sampang 1,500 Sampang Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Santal, Hor 51,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.4 %
 Saora 1,600 Savara Hinduism 5.1 %
Sarbaria 3,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sarki 370,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.4 %
 Sayyid 65,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shaikh 833,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sherpa, Helambu 200 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Silpkar, Hindu 60,000 Dotyali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Siyar 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sonar, Hindu 65,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.3 %
 Sunri, Hindu 92,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
 Sunuwar 56,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.5 %
 Tajpuriya 19,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.3 %
 Tamang 1,516,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.0 %
 Tamboli, Hindu 80,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Tamboli, Muslim 800 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tangbe 600 Nepali Unknown 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tanti, Hindu 104,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Teli, Hindu 365,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Teli, Muslim 1,700 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali 11,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.5 %
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali Marphali 1,900 Thakali Buddhism 1.7 %
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakuri 419,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.5 %
Thakuria 2,500 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thami 29,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.8 %
 Tharu 1,715,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 1.6 %
Tharu, Khawas 1,600 Nepali Hinduism 1.3 %
 Thathera, Hindu 600 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Thulung 3,400 Thulung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,600 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan, Gtsang 58,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tokpegola 1,400 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tsum 2,300 Tsum Buddhism 2.4 %
Walang 1,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yadav, Hindu 1,041,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Yakha 24,000 Yakkha O Other / Small 0.8 %
Yamphu 6,900 Yamphu Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yayu 2,200 Language Unknown Hinduism 0.2 %
Yehlmo 10,000 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.2 %
  Totals:  251 29,411,000 240     0.9 % 0.0 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 90,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 29,501,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
9.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
82.5 %
Islam
3.7 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
3.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Nepal
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