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 2,400
World Population 2,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mechi (1,200) Sagarmatha (400) Bagmati (300) Bheri (200)
Gandaki (200) Seti (90) Narayani (20)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mechi (1,200) Sagarmatha (400)
Bagmati (300) Bheri (200)
Gandaki (200) Seti (90)
Narayani (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (1,800) Urdu (600) Rajbanshi (30) Bhojpuri
Newar: Newari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 1,800 Urdu 600
Rajbanshi 30 Bhojpuri 10
Newar: Newari
For Primary Language: Nepali

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