Kumal in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Kumals are regarded as one of the ancient indigenous peoples/nationalities of Nepal. They are scattered in various areas of the country. The traditional occupation of Kumals is making clay pots. Recently, they have become dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. Women have equal status with men. They worship their family god, Same (god of beasts), snake gods and goddesses, Banaskhandi, or gods and goddesses of forests, and others.

Ministry Obstacles

The Kumal of Nepal speak over 20 languages. Evangelistic and church planting projects need to take these into account.

Outreach Ideas

Increasing numbers in Nepal are coming to know Christ in these days. Pray that some of these believers will remember to carry the good news of Jesus to the Kumal people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those who know and follow Christ among the Kumal community of Nepal. Pray they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and will be quick to repent of sin. Pray they will learn to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kumal community will be given the gift of knowledge about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, instead of created spirits.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumal
People Name in Country Kumal
Population in Nepal 119,000
World Population 122,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kumhale
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Kumal
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 12845
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (41,000) Gandaki (22,000) Narayani (17,000) Rapti (12,000)
Bagmati (8,800) Kosi (4,500) Janakpur (3,100) Mechi (3,000)
Bheri (2,500) Dhawalagiri (2,100) Seti (1,700) Karnali (900)
Sagarmatha (800) Mahakali (500)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (41,000) Gandaki (22,000)
Narayani (17,000) Rapti (12,000)
Bagmati (8,800) Kosi (4,500)
Janakpur (3,100) Mechi (3,000)
Bheri (2,500) Dhawalagiri (2,100)
Seti (1,700) Karnali (900)
Sagarmatha (800) Mahakali (500)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (95,000) Kumhali (13,000) Bhojpuri (4,400) Dotyali (800)
Maithili (600) Musasa (300) Bantawa (200) Palpa (100)
Awadhi Newar: Newari Nubri Hindi
Tamang, Eastern
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 95,000 Kumhali 13,000
Bhojpuri 4,400 Dotyali 800
Maithili 600 Musasa 300
Bantawa 200 Palpa 100
Awadhi Newar: Newari
Nubri Hindi
Tamang, Eastern
For Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nepali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Nepali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
1.80 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
96.63 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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