Country: Nepal

Number of People Groups

250

People Groups Unreached

239

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
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Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Abdul 1,300 60,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ahar 2,000 1,557,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Amat 3,000 267,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,400 186,762,000 English Christianity 87.0 % 7.0 %
 Ansari 44,000 16,113,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Apapanthi 200 28,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arakh 600 601,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ath Pahariya 5,900 5,900 Athpariya Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Badhai, Hindu 32,000 6,514,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Badhai, Muslim 2,300 647,000 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Badhi, Hindu 38,000 109,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.2 %
 Badhi, Muslim 400 37,000 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baha'i 1,100 22,000 Nepali O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bahelia, Muslim 800 25,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bahing 2,800 2,800 Rarotongan Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahna, Hindu 16,000 850,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahra Gaunle 1,000 1,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bairagi, Hindu 236,000 3,803,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bangali, Hindu 25,000 105,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.7 %
 Bania 139,000 29,559,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bania, Agarwal 18,000 4,961,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Agrahari 2,200 329,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Kasaundhan 2,100 501,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Kath 200 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Khatri 900 212,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahesri 800 375,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahur 1,100 889,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Oswal 600 464,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Rauniar 2,700 131,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Unai 800 60,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bankariya 600 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bantar 54,000 181,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bantawa 4,400 4,400 Bantawa Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bardai 900 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Barhamu 7,800 7,800 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bari, Hindu 9,300 645,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bedia, Hindu 23,000 570,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
Bedia, Muslim 2,100 29,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Beg 200 3,100 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Beldar, Hindu 2,900 1,938,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhand, Muslim 7,400 43,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhangi, Hindu 5,600 5,024,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhar 3,600 1,795,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bharbhunja, Hindu 800 1,208,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhat, Hindu 800 1,382,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bhoi Kamti 1,200 24,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Hindu 152,000 6,503,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Muslim 200 12,000 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhote 13,000 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
 Bhotia, Kagate, Yehlmo 4,400 4,400 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Kutang, Larke 200 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Sherpa 112,000 178,000 Sherpa Buddhism 2.1 %
 Bind 72,000 1,084,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.9 %
 Brahmin 3,324,000 64,610,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Bhumihar 16,000 2,805,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Gaur 7,400 3,096,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Hill 3,184,000 3,184,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
Brahmin, Jijhotia 1,400 485,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Joshi 2,100 367,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Kanaujia 6,200 4,525,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Khandelwal 1,900 280,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Maha 700 187,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Radhi 3,300 1,632,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Sakaldwipi 2,900 472,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Sanadhya 600 2,796,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahmin, Saraswat 2,700 583,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Sawaria 5,600 4,268,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahmin, Terai 133,000 133,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 British 2,400 49,252,000 English Christianity 78.0 % 7.0 %
Byansi 4,100 5,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chamar 331,000 54,607,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Chamling 6,400 6,400 Chamling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chepang, Tsepang 68,000 70,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.2 %
 Chhairottan Unknown 40 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chhantyal 12,000 12,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chhetri 4,343,000 4,673,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chidimar 4,400 4,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Christian unspecified 700 2,082,000 Nepali Christianity 100.0 %
Churaute 2,400 2,400 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Danuwar Rai 83,000 83,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.4 %
 Darai 20,000 35,000 Darai Hinduism 1.0 %
 Darjee 465,000 535,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.7 %
 Darzi, Hindu 7,400 2,854,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Darzi, Muslim 20,000 1,403,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown 0 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.9 % 0.1 %
Devhar 900 18,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dhandi 1,900 1,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhanuk 217,000 4,476,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dharkar 2,600 169,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhimal 26,000 31,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.2 %
 Dhobi, Hindu 108,000 12,672,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Dhobi, Muslim 7,000 2,112,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dolpa 4,100 4,100 Dolpo Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dom, Hindu 14,000 2,374,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dom, Muslim 1,600 191,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dosadh, Hindu 206,000 5,437,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Dura 5,200 8,700 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 French 2,800 41,867,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.6 %
 Gadaria, Hindu 7,900 6,636,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gaddi 1,000 679,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gandharva 6,900 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 1.6 %
 Gangai 38,000 42,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ganghar Unknown 40 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 German 2,800 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 2.2 %
 Gharti 117,000 138,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.6 %
 Gonrhi 1,200 882,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Goriya, Hindu 900 334,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gosain, Hindu 1,700 1,531,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gurung 513,000 651,000 Gurung, Western Buddhism 2.5 %
Gurung Ghale 22,000 22,000 Nepali Buddhism 6.9 %
Gyalsumdo 400 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.0 %
 Hadi 2,300 1,241,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hajam 36,000 4,400,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Halalkhor, Hindu 4,200 22,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Halwai, Hindu 83,000 1,551,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Hayu 3,000 3,000 Wayu Hinduism 0.3 %
Hudke 100 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Hindu 1,000 18,086,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Sikh 900 11,260,000 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jirel 5,600 5,600 Jirel Buddhism 3.8 %
 Jogi, Hindu 1,000 3,779,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kahar, Hindu 54,000 8,317,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaibartta 800 2,504,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaike 2,300 2,300 Kaike Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalal, Hindu 900 3,897,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalwar, Hindu 125,000 3,906,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Kalwar, Muslim 800 55,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kamar 1,600 45,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kami 1,241,000 1,377,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.1 %
 Kandu 127,000 2,557,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kanjar, Hindu 3,000 216,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kawar 1,200 1,068,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kayastha, Hindu 44,000 9,712,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
Khaling 1,500 1,500 Khaling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Khambu 700 321,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kharia 600 807,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khas 16,000 88,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatik, Hindu 700 2,342,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatwa 101,000 378,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kisan 2,200 1,591,000 Moikodi Hinduism 1.2 %
 Koiri, Hindu 302,000 8,644,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.3 %
 Koli 2,300 13,284,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kori 12,000 282,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kuchbandia 300 22,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kulung 27,000 27,000 Kulung O Other / Small 0.3 %
 Kumal 119,000 122,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.5 %
 Kumhar, Hindu 63,000 15,628,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kurmi, Hindu 228,000 19,389,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 %
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyerung 1,400 9,600 Kyerung Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lepcha, Lapche 3,300 100,000 Lepcha Buddhism 4.1 %
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,100 4,500 Lhomi Buddhism 1.3 %
 Limbu 382,000 568,000 Limbu O Other / Small 2.5 %
 Loba, Mustang 2,600 4,800 Loke Buddhism 0.2 %
 Lodha 33,000 6,873,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lohar, Hindu 102,000 9,562,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Lohar, Muslim 800 2,580,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Lohorung 1,200 1,200 Lohorung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lunia, Hindu 69,000 3,325,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Magar 1,865,000 2,173,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.2 %
 Majhi 82,000 213,000 Majhi Hinduism 2.5 %
 Mal, Hindu 1,200 1,860,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mali, Hindu 14,000 9,684,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Mallah, Hindu 171,000 3,499,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Manihar 1,500 633,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mech 4,900 64,000 Bodo Hinduism 1.7 %
Mewahang 3,800 3,800 Mewahang, Western O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Moghal 2,000 2,868,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mugali 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
 Munda, Horo 2,200 4,050,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.6 %
 Murao, Hindu 1,800 2,489,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Musahar, Hindu 232,000 3,021,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.5 %
Naaba 600 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nachhiring 7,000 7,000 Nachering O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nai, Hindu 117,000 11,898,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Namassej, Hindu 1,300 8,495,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Hindu 3,000 471,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Muslim 600 165,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Newah 1,306,000 1,492,000 Newar Hinduism 0.8 %
Nubri 1,500 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Oraon, Dhangar 39,000 4,729,000 Kurux, Nepali Hinduism 2.9 %
 Pahari 14,000 14,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 Pashtun, Pathan 9,000 43,303,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pasi, Hindu 3,900 7,813,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Phri 600 1,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pinjara 17,000 3,600,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Qassab 1,700 2,135,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Qazi 10,000 757,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rai 611,000 747,000 Nepali O Other / Small 4.7 %
 Rajbansi 114,000 7,045,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.4 %
 Rajbansi Koch, Hindu 1,600 188,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.7 %
 Rajbhar 11,000 86,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.7 %
Rajdhob 13,000 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Raji 4,600 7,800 Raji Hinduism 0.1 %
 Rajput 38,000 45,708,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Rajput Ponwar, Muslim 1,200 284,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Bais, Muslim 1,300 116,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Hindu 1,000 2,975,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Muslim 1,900 793,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Rajput, Marwadi 100 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Muslim 17,000 19,500,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Nau 1,100 257,000 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Saithwar 600 484,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Raute 900 2,300 Raute Hinduism 0.9 %
 Rayeen, Muslim 4,100 1,044,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sahisia 200 8,600 Maithili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sampang 1,500 1,500 Sampang Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Santal, Hor 51,000 9,109,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.4 %
 Saora 1,600 1,055,000 Savara Hinduism 5.1 %
Sarbaria 3,200 3,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sarki 370,000 412,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.4 %
 Sayyid 65,000 14,970,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shaikh 833,000 229,703,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sherpa, Helambu 200 200 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Silpkar, Hindu 60,000 392,000 Dotyali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sonar, Hindu 65,000 7,676,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.3 %
 Sunri, Hindu 92,000 1,657,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
 Sunuwar 56,000 135,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.5 %
 Tajpuriya 19,000 19,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.3 %
 Tamang 1,516,000 1,831,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.0 %
 Tamboli, Hindu 80,000 2,192,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Tamboli, Muslim 800 238,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Unknown 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tanti, Hindu 104,000 4,898,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Teli, Hindu 365,000 19,058,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Teli, Muslim 1,700 4,357,000 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali 11,000 12,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.5 %
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown 40 Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali Marphali 1,900 1,900 Thakali Buddhism 1.7 %
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 500 Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakuri 419,000 455,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.5 %
Thakuria 2,500 13,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thami 29,000 31,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.8 %
 Tharu 1,715,000 2,158,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 1.6 %
Tharu, Khawas 1,600 1,600 Nepali Hinduism 1.3 %
 Thathera, Hindu 600 328,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Thulung 3,400 3,400 Thulung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,600 1,097,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan, Gtsang 58,000 802,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tokpegola 1,400 1,400 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tsum 2,300 2,300 Tsum Buddhism 2.4 %
Walang 1,200 5,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yadav, Hindu 1,041,000 61,836,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Yakha 24,000 31,000 Yakkha O Other / Small 0.8 %
Yamphu 6,900 6,900 Yamphu Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yayu 2,200 2,200 Language Unknown Hinduism 0.2 %
Yehlmo 10,000 10,000 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.2 %
  Totals:  250 29,411,000 239       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.

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