Deaf in Nepal





Largest Religion

Main Language


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Introduction / History

Many more people are Deaf in Nepal due to poverty, health problems and ear infections than in western countries. The first Deaf school in Nepal was established in the 1960's and Nepali Sign Language came into being.

In the villages there is little help for the Deaf so children are sent to Deaf schools in the cities such as the capital Kathmandu. There is not much encouragement for the Deaf to return to the villages when they leave school as there is little for them so they tend to remain in the cities. Many lose contact with Buddhism. An opportunity for the gospel here.

With Sign Language being recent, the older Deaf in the villages in the country are often marginalised and there are more opportunities for the modern generation. The Deaf now marry the Deaf. The Deaf now work in restaurants and own shops.

Exchange visits for the Deaf in Nepal and America could now come about. This could create an opportunity for the gospel to be spread.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Deaf Christians in America will have exchange visits with the Deaf in Nepal and lead many of them including the older to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles in Nepal will lead the Nepalese to Salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Nepal 0
World Population Unknown
Countries 216
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
People ID 19007
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ghandruk Sign Language Jhankot Sign Language Jumla Sign Language Nepalese Sign Language
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ghandruk Sign Language Jhankot Sign Language
Jumla Sign Language Nepalese Sign Language
For Primary Language: Nepalese Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Door International Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.09 %)
2.85 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
97.15 %
0.00 %
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 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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