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 102,000
World Population 105,000
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 (30,000) Gandaki (21,000) Narayani (17,000) Bagmati (11,000)
Dhawalagiri (7,500) Kosi (4,500) Janakpur (3,100) Mechi (3,000)
Rapti (2,700) Bheri (2,500) Seti (1,600) Karnali (900)
Sagarmatha (800) Mahakali (500)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (30,000) Gandaki (21,000)
Narayani (17,000) Bagmati (11,000)
Dhawalagiri (7,500) Kosi (4,500)
Janakpur (3,100) Mechi (3,000)
Rapti (2,700) Bheri (2,500)
Seti (1,600) Karnali (900)
Sagarmatha (800) Mahakali (500)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (92,000) Kumhali (8,400) Bhojpuri (4,400) Dotyali (700)
Maithili (600) Newar: Newari (400) Musasa (300) Awadhi (200)
Bantawa (200) Hindi (100) Palpa (60) Nubri (40)
Tamang, Eastern
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 92,000 Kumhali 8,400
Bhojpuri 4,400 Dotyali 700
Maithili 600 Newar: Newari 400
Musasa 300 Awadhi 200
Bantawa 200 Hindi 100
Palpa 60 Nubri 40
Tamang, Eastern 0

For Main Lanugage: Nepali

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