Khas in Nepal



Population

2,240

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. Many Khas in Nepal today may not identify themselves as Khas, but instead will use the name of a nearby Nepali community. Many Nepali surnames have their origin in the ancient Khas kingdom. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali.


Ministry Obstacles

Even though the church is growing in Nepal there is still considerable opposition. Pray the Lord will strengthen Khas believers so they will not compromise their faith.


Outreach Ideas

It's very encouraging the Khas have a number of Christians among them. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, will grow in spiritual maturity and in numbers, and will soon be able to effectively communicate to all of their own people group how to know the living God.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Several Khas individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the census in both Nepal and India. Please pray these individuals will learn to live holy lives and be honoring to Christ in every way.


Pray for the Entire People Group

The Khas of Nepal are largely a mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also true in India and Bhutan. Please pray the Lord will send the light of the Gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Population in Nepal 2,200
World Population 72,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput, Khasa, Khasha
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Khas
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 17159
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mechi (2,500) Kosi (40)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mechi (2,500) Kosi (40)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jumli (1,800) Nepali (600) Walungge (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Jumli 1,800 Nepali 600
Walungge 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Jumli

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
25.66 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
73.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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