Country: Nepal

  State:

Number of People Groups

263

People Groups Unreached

252

Total Population

28,812,000

Unreached Population

28,561,000

% 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 1,200 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Adibasi Janajati 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ahar 3,700 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Amat 2,900 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,400 English Christianity 87.0 % 7.0 %
 Ansari 43,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Apapanthi 200 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arakh 900 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ath Pahariya 5,700 Athpariya Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Badhai, Hindu 43,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Badhai, Muslim 3,700 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Badhi, Hindu 16,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.2 %
 Badhi, Muslim 500 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baha'i 900 Nepali O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bahelia, Muslim 800 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bahing 2,700 Rarotongan Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahna, Hindu 13,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahra Gaunle 1,500 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bairagi, Hindu 200,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bangali, Hindu 18,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.7 %
 Bania 148,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bania, Agarwal 21,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Agrahari 4,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Kasaundhan 7,500 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Khatri 900 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahesri 900 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahur 2,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Marwadi 7,500 Marwari Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Oswal 900 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Rauniar 2,600 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Ummad 600 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Unai 1,500 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bankariya 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bantar 52,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bantawa 4,100 Bantawa Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bardai 800 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Barhamu 7,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bari, Hindu 17,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bedia, Hindu 24,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
Bedia, Muslim 2,100 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Beg 200 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Beldar, Hindu 2,400 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhand, Muslim 7,600 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhangi, Hindu 2,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhar 2,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bharbhunja, Hindu 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhat, Hindu 700 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bhoi Kamti 1,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Hindu 156,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Muslim 400 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhote 23,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
 Bhotia, Buddhist 800 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Kagate, Yehlmo 4,300 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Kutang, Larke 500 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Sherpa 130,000 Sherpa Buddhism 2.1 %
 Bhotia, Sikkim 1,200 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhuyiar 1,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bind 71,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.9 %
 Brahman 3,327,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
 Brahman, Bhumihar 53,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Gaur 9,600 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Halbani 2,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Hill 2,936,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
Brahman, Jijhotia 2,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Joshi 3,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Jyoti 700 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Kanaujia 18,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Khandelwal 2,800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Maha 1,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Radhi 3,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Sakaldwipi 7,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Sanadhya 2,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Saraswat 3,300 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Sawaria 20,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Terai 329,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 British 2,400 English Christianity 78.0 % 7.0 %
Byansi 4,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chamar 342,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Chamling 5,800 Chamling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chepang, Tsepang 65,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.2 %
 Chhairottan 100 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chhantyal 29,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chhetri 4,093,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chidimar 17,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Christian unspecified 700 Nepali Christianity 100.0 %
Churaute 4,900 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Danuwar Rai 83,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.4 %
 Darai 19,000 Darai Hinduism 1.0 %
 Darjee 428,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.7 %
 Darzi, Hindu 18,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Darzi, Muslim 24,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.9 % 0.1 %
Devhar 700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dhandi 200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhanuk 213,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dharkar 1,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhimal 26,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.2 %
 Dhobi, Hindu 92,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Dhobi, Muslim 8,500 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dolpo 4,200 Dolpo Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dom, Hindu 13,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dom, Muslim 2,600 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dosadh, Hindu 171,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Dura 4,800 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 French 2,800 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.6 %
 Gadaria, Hindu 14,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gaddi 1,100 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gandharva 4,900 Nepali Hinduism 1.6 %
 Gangai 36,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ganghar 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 German 2,800 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 2.2 %
 Gharti 133,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.6 %
 Gonrhi 1,300 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Goriya, Hindu 800 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gosain, Hindu 1,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gurung 561,000 Gurung, Western Buddhism 2.5 %
Gurung Ghale 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 6.9 %
Gyalsumdo 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.0 %
 Hadi 2,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hajam 43,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Halalkhor, Hindu 3,900 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Halwai, Hindu 68,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Halwai, Muslim 800 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 900 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Hayu 2,900 Wayu Hinduism 0.3 %
Hudke 1,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Hindu 900 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Sikh 1,500 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jirel 5,600 Jirel Buddhism 3.8 %
 Jogi, Hindu 700 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kahar, Hindu 28,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaibartta 700 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaike 2,200 Kaike Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalal, Hindu 800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalu 700 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalwar, Hindu 125,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Kalwar, Muslim 1,100 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kamar 1,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kami 1,172,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.1 %
 Kandu 121,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kanjar, Hindu 2,500 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kawar 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kayastha, Hindu 46,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
Khaling 1,400 Khaling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Khambu 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kharia 500 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khas 16,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatik, Hindu 800 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatwa 97,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kisan 2,400 Moikodi Hinduism 1.2 %
 Koiri, Hindu 325,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.3 %
 Koli 2,600 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korwa 600 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kuchbandia 300 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kulung 26,000 Kulung O Other / Small 0.3 %
 Kumal 102,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.5 %
 Kumhar, Hindu 75,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kurmi, Hindu 207,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 %
Kusunda 200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyerung 1,300 Kyerung Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lepcha, Lapche 3,300 Lepcha Buddhism 4.1 %
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 800 Lhomi Buddhism 1.3 %
 Limbu 367,000 Limbu O Other / Small 2.5 %
 Loba, Mustang 2,500 Loke Buddhism 0.2 %
 Lodha 9,600 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lohar, Hindu 112,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Lohar, Muslim 800 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Lohorung 1,200 Lohorung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lunia, Hindu 81,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Magar 1,851,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.2 %
 Majhi 80,000 Majhi Hinduism 2.5 %
 Mal, Hindu 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mali, Hindu 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Mallah, Hindu 152,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
Manangi 100 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Manihar 1,700 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mech 4,600 Bodo Hinduism 1.7 %
Mewahang 3,700 Mewahang, Western O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Moghal 1,500 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mugali 700 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
Mukeri, Muslim 200 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Munda, Horo 2,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.6 %
 Murao, Hindu 2,900 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Musahar, Hindu 223,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.5 %
Naaba 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nachhiring 6,700 Nachering O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nai, Hindu 113,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Namassej, Hindu 1,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Hindu 2,500 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Muslim 800 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nau Buddh 1,200 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Newah 1,305,000 Newar Hinduism 0.8 %
Nubri 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Oraon, Dhangar 38,000 Kurux, Nepali Hinduism 2.9 %
 Pahari 14,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 Pashtun, Pathan 12,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pasi, Hindu 5,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Phri 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pinjara 20,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Qassab 1,700 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Qazi 12,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rai 595,000 Nepali O Other / Small 4.7 %
 Rajbansi 109,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.4 %
 Rajbansi Koch, Hindu 1,400 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.7 %
 Rajbhar 19,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.7 %
Rajdhob 13,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Raji 3,400 Raji Hinduism 0.1 %
 Rajput 49,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Rajput Ponwar, Muslim 1,400 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Bais, Muslim 2,200 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Hindu 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Muslim 3,300 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Kumaoni 1,100 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Rajput, Marwadi 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Muslim 23,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Nau 6,900 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Saithwar 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Surajbansi 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Raute 1,100 Raute Hinduism 0.9 %
 Rayeen, Muslim 4,100 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sahisia 200 Maithili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sampang 1,400 Sampang Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Santal, Hor 50,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.4 %
 Saora 1,500 Savara Hinduism 5.1 %
Sarbaria 3,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sarki 344,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.4 %
 Sayyid 64,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shaikh 807,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sherpa, Helambu 11,000 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Silpkar, Hindu 11,000 Dotyali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Siyar 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sonar, Hindu 129,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.3 %
 Sunri, Hindu 98,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
 Sunuwar 60,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.5 %
 Tajpuriya 18,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.3 %
 Tamang 1,402,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.0 %
 Tamboli, Hindu 65,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Tamboli, Muslim 800 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tangbe 500 Nepali Unknown 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tanti, Hindu 100,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Teli, Hindu 365,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Teli, Muslim 2,100 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali 11,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.5 %
 Thakali Chimtan 100 Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali Marphali 1,800 Thakali Buddhism 1.7 %
Thakali Tin Gaule 1,100 Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakuri 392,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.5 %
Thakuria 3,100 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thami 28,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.8 %
 Tharu 1,736,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 1.6 %
Tharu, Khawas 400 Nepali Hinduism 1.3 %
Thulung 3,100 Thulung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan, Bhotia 1,700 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan, Gtsang 56,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Topkegola 1,300 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tsum 3,300 Tsum Buddhism 2.4 %
Walang 1,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yadav, Hindu 972,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Yakha 22,000 Yakkha O Other / Small 0.8 %
Yamphu 6,600 Yamphu Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yayu 2,200 Language Unknown Hinduism 0.2 %
Yehlmo 7,900 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.2 %
  Totals:  263 28,812,000 252     0.9 % 0.0 %  
Other reported groups: 179

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
9.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
82.3 %
Islam
3.9 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
3.4 %
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.

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