Country: Nepal

Number of People Groups

264

People Groups Unreached

253

Total Population

29,395,000

Unreached Population

29,139,000

% 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 1,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ahar 3,800 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 5,800 Athpariya Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Badhai, Hindu 44,000 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 1,600 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bairagi, Hindu 204,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bangali, Hindu 19,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.7 %
 Bania 151,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bania, Agarwal 21,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Agrahari 4,900 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Kasaundhan 7,600 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 900 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahur 2,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Marwadi 7,600 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 1,600 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bankariya 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bantar 53,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bantawa 4,200 Bantawa Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bardai 800 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Barhamu 7,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Bari, Hindu 18,000 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 7,800 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 800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bhoi Kamti 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Hindu 159,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Bhoi, Muslim 400 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhote 24,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.5 %
 Bhotia, Buddhist 800 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Kagate, Yehlmo 4,400 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Kutang, Larke 500 Nubri Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhotia, Sherpa 132,000 Sherpa Buddhism 2.1 %
 Bhotia, Sikkim 1,200 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bhuyiar 1,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bind 72,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.9 %
 Brahman 3,393,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
 Brahman, Bhumihar 54,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Gaur 9,800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Halbani 2,500 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Hill 2,995,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 %
Brahman, Jijhotia 2,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Joshi 3,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Jyoti 800 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 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Radhi 3,300 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Sakaldwipi 7,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Sanadhya 2,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brahman, Saraswat 3,400 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Sawaria 20,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman, Terai 335,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 British 2,400 English Christianity 78.0 % 7.0 %
Byansi 4,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chamar 349,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Chamling 5,900 Chamling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chepang, Tsepang 67,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.2 %
 Chhairottan Unknown Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chhantyal 29,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chhetri 4,177,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.1 %
 Chidimar 17,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Christian unspecified 700 Nepali Christianity 100.0 %
Churaute 5,000 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Danuwar Rai 85,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.4 %
 Darai 20,000 Darai Hinduism 1.0 %
 Darjee 437,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.7 %
 Darzi, Hindu 19,000 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 218,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dharkar 1,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhimal 26,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.2 %
 Dhobi, Hindu 94,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Dhobi, Muslim 8,700 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dolpo 4,300 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 175,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Dura 4,900 Nepali Hinduism 2.3 %
 French 2,800 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.6 %
 Gadaria, Hindu 15,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gaddi 1,200 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gandharva 5,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.6 %
 Gangai 37,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ganghar 200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 German 2,800 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 2.2 %
 Gharti 136,000 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 572,000 Gurung, Western Buddhism 2.5 %
Gurung Ghale 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 6.9 %
Gyalsumdo 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.0 %
 Hadi 2,300 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 69,000 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 3,000 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 5,700 Jirel Buddhism 3.8 %
 Jogi, Hindu 800 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kahar, Hindu 29,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaibartta 700 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kaike 2,300 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 128,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Kalwar, Muslim 1,100 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kamar 1,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kami 1,196,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.1 %
 Kandu 123,000 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 47,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
Khaling 1,400 Khaling O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Khambu 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kharia 600 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 99,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kisan 2,400 Moikodi Hinduism 1.2 %
 Koiri, Hindu 331,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.3 %
 Koli 2,600 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korwa 600 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kuchbandia 400 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kulung 27,000 Kulung O Other / Small 0.3 %
 Kumal 104,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.5 %
 Kumhar, Hindu 76,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Kurmi, Hindu 211,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.0 %
Kusunda 200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyerung 1,400 Kyerung Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lepcha, Lapche 3,400 Lepcha Buddhism 4.1 %
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 800 Lhomi Buddhism 1.3 %
 Limbu 374,000 Limbu O Other / Small 2.5 %
 Loba, Mustang 2,600 Loke Buddhism 0.2 %
 Lodha 9,800 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lohar, Hindu 114,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Lohar, Muslim 800 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Lohorung 1,200 Lohorung Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lunia, Hindu 83,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Magar 1,888,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.2 %
 Majhi 81,000 Majhi Hinduism 2.5 %
 Mal, Hindu 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mali, Hindu 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Mallah, Hindu 155,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
Manangi 100 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Manihar 1,800 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mech 4,700 Bodo Hinduism 1.7 %
Mewahang 3,800 Mewahang, Western O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Moghal 1,600 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 3,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Musahar, Hindu 227,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.5 %
Naaba 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nachhiring 6,900 Nachering O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nai, Hindu 115,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Namasudra, Hindu 1,100 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nat, Hindu 2,600 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 1,332,000 Newar Hinduism 0.8 %
Nubri 1,600 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 5,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Phri 600 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pinjara 21,000 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 608,000 Nepali O Other / Small 4.7 %
 Rajbansi 111,000 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 3,500 Raji Hinduism 0.1 %
 Rajput 50,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
Rajput Ponwar, Muslim 1,500 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Bais, Muslim 2,300 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Hindu 1,200 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput, Chauhan, Muslim 3,400 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 7,000 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 4,200 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 51,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.4 %
 Saora 1,500 Savara Hinduism 5.1 %
Sarbaria 3,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sarki 351,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.4 %
 Sayyid 66,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shaikh 823,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sherpa, Helambu 11,000 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Silpkar, Hindu 12,000 Dotyali Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Siyar 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sonar, Hindu 132,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.3 %
 Sunri, Hindu 100,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.4 %
 Sunuwar 61,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.5 %
 Tajpuriya 19,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.3 %
 Tamang 1,430,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.0 %
 Tamboli, Hindu 66,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Tamboli, Muslim 800 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tangbe 600 Nepali Unknown 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tanti, Hindu 102,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.2 %
 Teli, Hindu 372,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.1 %
 Teli, Muslim 2,100 Nepali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali 11,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.5 %
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakali Marphali 1,800 Thakali Buddhism 1.7 %
Thakali Tin Gaule 1,100 Thakali Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thakuri 401,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.5 %
Thakuria 3,200 Bhojpuri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thami 28,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.8 %
 Tharu 1,772,000 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 58,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Topkegola 1,400 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tsum 3,400 Tsum Buddhism 2.4 %
Walang 1,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yadav, Hindu 991,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.0 %
 Yakha 23,000 Yakkha O Other / Small 0.8 %
Yamphu 6,700 Yamphu Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yayu 2,200 Language Unknown Hinduism 0.2 %
Yehlmo 8,100 Helambu Sherpa Buddhism 0.2 %
  Totals:  264 29,395,000 253     0.9 % 0.0 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 106,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 29,501,000  

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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Nepal
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  • Christian literature distribution
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