Churaute in Nepal

Joshua Project has identified the Churaute only in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Churautes have been long known as the Hill Muslims of Nepal. They get their name from the term chura which means 'glass bangle'. The Churautes are of the lower artisan caste of the central Nepal hills.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the small Churaute community can still be found in the hills of Gorkha, Tanahu and Syangja districts as sellers of glass bangles, hair ornaments and small items. They are referred to as 'miyan' and are considered 'untouchable.' The Churautes speak Nepali and are Sunni Muslims.

What Are Their Needs?

Pray that the Nepali church living in and among this depressed hill Muslim group would share the truth of Christ with them. Because of the religious isolation of this Muslim group in a very Hindu and Buddhist area, it ought to be easier to proclaim the Gospel of Good News to the Churaute. Praise God around half a dozen believers can be found among them. Pray for their witness and discipleship in Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Churaute
People Name in Country Churaute
Population in Nepal 4,900
World Population 4,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Churoate
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Churaute
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 16612
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhawalagiri (1,300) Mechi (1,200) Gandaki (1,100) Lumbini (500)
Sagarmatha (400) Bheri (300) Bagmati (300) Seti (100)
Narayani (20)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhawalagiri (1,300) Mechi (1,200)
Gandaki (1,100) Lumbini (500)
Sagarmatha (400) Bheri (300)
Bagmati (300) Seti (100)
Narayani (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (4,700) Urdu (400) Newar: Newari (40) Rajbanshi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 4,700 Urdu 400
Newar: Newari 40 Rajbanshi 30
Bhojpuri 10

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: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.77 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
4.69 %
94.54 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

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

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