Kusunda in Nepal


Joshua Project has identified the Kusunda only in Nepal

Population

180

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kusunda are a people group of Nepal. They are also called Banmanchhe and Banraja. They are nomads but they hunt animals in the jungle for root foods. In earlier days they collected taxes from other people groups but are now an endangered tribe.


Where are they Located?

Some of the Kasunda live in the western part of the country and some live in Tanahu, Dang, Rolpa, Surkhet and Pyuthan.


What are Their Lives Like?

They have become more isolated because of the changing of clan names and marriages with other castes. They live near to jungles. About half speak the Kusunda language. They have a language of their own which may be Tibeto-Burmen or linked to Burusasky.

The Kusundas sacrifice wild fowl when a baby is born to the family god. Birth pollution is observed by relatives on the eleventh day. Marriage is not done with the family clan. They bury their dead. They have now begun to do funeral rites.

These days nearly everybody of the Kusunda have an inter-caste or inter-tribe marriage. For festivals they celebrate the first day of the month of Magha. Hunting is their main work which they are very good at as they are with vegetation. They are not landowners as they have only recently begun agriculture as their work.

The Kusunda prefer to live isolated from others and are likely to be the most endangered aboriginal ethnic people group in the country of Nepal.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus and they also worship nature.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the fact that the Kusunda are endangered will cause them to look to Jesus Christ for everlasting salvation.

References

www.ncard.org.np/categorydetail/gangai.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kusunda
People Name in Country Kusunda
Population in Nepal 200
World Population 200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Kusunda
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 19327
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rapti (50) Bheri (30) Seti (20) Mahakali (20)
Narayani (10) Gandaki (10) Kosi (0)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rapti (50) Bheri (30)
Seti (20) Mahakali (20)
Narayani (10) Gandaki (10)
Kosi (0)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (100) Kusunda (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 100 Kusunda 40
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
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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