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 109,000
World Population 112,000
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:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (24,000) Gandaki (17,000) Bagmati (17,000) Narayani (16,000)
Dhawalagiri (7,500) Kosi (6,400) Janakpur (6,400) Sagarmatha (5,600)
Mechi (3,000) Rapti (2,700) Bheri (2,500) Seti (1,300)
Mahakali (200)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (24,000) Gandaki (17,000)
Bagmati (17,000) Narayani (16,000)
Dhawalagiri (7,500) Kosi (6,400)
Janakpur (6,400) Sagarmatha (5,600)
Mechi (3,000) Rapti (2,700)
Bheri (2,500) Seti (1,300)
Mahakali (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  21  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (91,000) Kumhali (8,500) Bhojpuri (3,300) Bantawa (2,400)
Newar: Newari (800) Musasa (500) Chamling (400) Kayort (300)
Bhujel (300) Rajbanshi (200) Awadhi (200) Maithili (200)
Hindi (100) Palpa (60) Limbu (40) Nachering (40)
Sampang (40) Dumi (40) Nubri (40) Khaling
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 91,000 Kumhali 8,500
Bhojpuri 3,300 Bantawa 2,400
Newar: Newari 800 Musasa 500
Chamling 400 Kayort 300
Bhujel 300 Rajbanshi 200
Awadhi 200 Maithili 200
Hindi 100 Palpa 60
Limbu 40 Nachering 40
Sampang 40 Dumi 40
Nubri 40 Khaling 10
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

Major Religion Percent
1.39 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
97.96 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
0.28 %
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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