Nepalese in China, Hong Kong



Population

15,800

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Nepalese who came to live in Hong Kong were Gurkhas who were part of the British military. They began service in the British military in the nineteenth century. When China became rulers of Hong Kong in 1997 they allowed them to stay.

The Nepalese started coming to Hong Kong in the 1970s. They are growing in numbers and have their own NGOs that help the Nepalese in Hong Kong. Though they have Hong Kong identity, they are classed as Nepalese nationals.

Many of the Nepalese are building workers and security guards. A lot of them live in the Yau Tsim Mong and Yuen Long regions. They live mostly in housing for large families as they like to be together and if they lived in government housing this would not be so.

The Nepalese have different ethnic languages as well as speaking in Nepali. Nepalese students can apply for welfare help with their education though there is no guarantee that their education will get them work afterwards. The Nepalese workers do tend to be less well paid in general compared to the Hong Kong workers. There are also language differences that cause problems. Many Nepalese cannot speak Cantonese well.

The Nepalese have their own newspapers in Nepalese such as Everest Weekly. Hinduism is their main religion.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Nepalese in Hong Kong would come to Jesus Christ with whom there is equality.
* Pray that Christian articles could appear in their newspapers.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nepalis


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nepalese
People Name in Country Nepalese
Population in China, Hong Kong 16,000
World Population 744,000
Countries 6
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eastern Pahari, Gurkha, Gurkhali, Gurung, Nepalese, Eastern, Paharia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Nepalese
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 13317

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (16,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 16,000
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 General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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
Buddhism
43.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.90 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
50.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.50 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
88.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
2.0 %
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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