Kumal in Nepal







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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
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
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali (101,000) Kumhali (8,900) Bhojpuri (3,300) Bantawa (2,800)
Newar (800) Musasa (600) Chamling (400) Kayort (300)
Bhujel (300) Rajbanshi (200) Awadhi (200) Maithili (200)
Hindi (100) Limbu (40) Nachering (40) Sampang (40)
Dumi (40) Nubri (40) Dungmali (30) Khaling (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 101,000 Kumhali 8,900
Bhojpuri 3,300 Bantawa 2,800
Newar 800 Musasa 600
Chamling 400 Kayort 300
Bhujel 300 Rajbanshi 200
Awadhi 200 Maithili 200
Hindi 100 Limbu 40
Nachering 40 Sampang 40
Dumi 40 Nubri 40
Dungmali 30 Khaling 10
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.29%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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