Country: Nepal

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Number of People Groups

159

Unreached People Groups

157

Total Population

3,421,000

Buddhist

9.6 %

Christian

0.3 %

Hindu

83.7 %

Muslim

5.2 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.9 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale *
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Adibasi Janajati 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
 Aghori 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Amat 4,700 Maithili 4,700 - - - - -
 Ansari 5,400 Bhojpuri - 5,400 - - - -
 Badhai, Hindu 8,900 Bhojpuri 8,900 - 30 20 - 30
Badhi, Hindu 30 Nepali 30 - - - - -
 Bairagi, Hindu 48,000 Nepali 47,000 - 200 100 30 100
 Bangali, Hindu 800 Bengali 800 - 30 20 - 20
 Bania 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - 50 - 30 200
 Bania, Agarwal 4,800 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
Bania, Marwadi 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - 20 - - -
Bania, Rauniar 800 Bhojpuri 800 - - - - -
 Bantar 2,400 Maithili 2,300 - 60 - - -
 Bari, Hindu 8,700 Nepali 8,700 - - - - -
Bedia, Muslim 500 Maithili - 500 - - - -
 Beldar, Hindu 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Bhand, Muslim 2,600 Maithili - 2,600 - - - -
 Bhangi, Hindu 100 Nepali 100 - - - - -
 Bhangi, Muslim 300 Maithili - 300 - - - -
 Bhat, Hindu 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
Bhoi Kamti 1,300 Maithili 1,300 - - - - -
 Bhoi, Hindu 70,000 Maithili 70,000 - 70 - - 200
 Bhote 30 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Bhotia, Buddhist 1,300 Sherpa - - 1,300 - - -
 Bhotia, Sherpa 23,000 Sherpa 900 - 22,000 80 - 200
 Bind 6,800 Bhojpuri 6,800 - - - - 20
 Bote-Majhi Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Brahman 215,000 Nepali 215,000 - 200 200 - 200
 Brahman, Bhumihar 20,000 Maithili 20,000 - - - - -
Brahman, Gaur 5,600 Maithili 5,600 - - - - -
Brahman, Hill 193,000 Nepali 192,000 - 200 200 - 200
Brahman, Jijhotia 1,200 Nepali 1,200 - - - - -
Brahman, Joshi 1,200 Nepali 1,200 - - - - -
Brahman, Jyoti 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
 Brahman, Kanaujia 4,100 Nepali 4,100 - - - - -
Brahman, Khandelwal 1,000 Nepali 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahman, Maha 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
 Brahman, Radhi 2,300 Maithili 2,300 - - - - -
Brahman, Rikhisur 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Brahman, Sakaldwipi 700 Nepali 700 - - - - -
Brahman, Saraswat 1,700 Maithili 1,700 - - - - -
 Brahman, Sawaria 1,800 Nepali 1,800 - - - - -
 Brahman, Tarai 70 Nepali 70 - - - - -
Brahman, Varendra 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
Buna, Hindu 70 Nepali 70 - - - - -
 Chain 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
 Chamar 51,000 Bhojpuri 50,000 - 600 20 - 40
 Chamar, Muslim 500 Maithili - 500 - - - -
Chaupal 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
 Chepang, Tsepang 800 Chepang 800 - 20 - - -
 Chhetri 237,000 Nepali 235,000 - 1,300 200 - 200
 Danuwar Rai 25,000 Danuwar 25,000 - 80 100 - 80
Darai 700 Darai 700 - - - - -
 Darjee 44,000 Nepali 43,000 - 300 400 - -
 Darzi, Hindu 1,300 Nepali 1,300 - - - - -
 Darzi, Muslim 3,100 Nepali - 3,100 - - - -
 Dhanuk 103,000 Maithili 103,000 - 200 - - 100
 Dhimal 60 Dhimal 40 - - - - 30
 Dhobi, Hindu 20,000 Maithili 20,000 - 90 30 - 50
 Dhobi, Muslim 500 Nepali - 500 - - - -
 Dom, Hindu 3,100 Maithili 3,100 - 30 - - 40
 Dosadh, Hindu 65,000 Maithili 64,000 - 200 30 - 100
 Gadaria, Hindu 7,300 Maithili 7,200 - 80 - - 30
Gandharva 300 Nepali 300 - - - - -
 Gharti 12,000 Nepali 11,000 - 200 70 - 60
 Gond Unknown Maithili - - - - - -
 Gonrhi 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
 Gurung 13,000 Gurung, Western 2,300 - 10,000 70 - 200
 Hadi 2,700 Maithili 2,700 - - - - -
 Hajam 2,400 Bhojpuri - 2,400 - - - -
Halalkhor, Hindu 1,600 Maithili 1,600 - 20 - - -
 Halwai, Hindu 26,000 Maithili 26,000 - 200 - - 60
Hayu 1,800 Wayu 1,400 - 20 - - -
 Jat, Sikh 500 Nepali - - - - 500 -
 Jirel 5,400 Jirel 400 - 4,800 200 - -
 Jogi, Hindu 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
Kabadi 900 Nepali 900 - - - - -
 Kahar, Hindu 6,400 Bhojpuri 6,400 - - - - -
Kahar, Muslim 200 Nepali - 200 - - - -
 Kaibartta 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Kalal, Hindu Unknown Bhojpuri - - - - - -
 Kalwar, Hindu 51,000 Maithili 51,000 - 100 60 20 80
 Kami 40,000 Nepali 39,000 - 300 20 - -
 Kandu 43,000 Bhojpuri 43,000 - 30 20 - 30
 Kawar 800 Maithili 700 - - - - -
 Kayastha, Hindu 16,000 Maithili 16,000 - 100 60 20 90
 Khatik, Hindu 80 Awadhi 80 - - - - -
 Khatwa 44,000 Maithili 44,000 - 100 - - 200
 Koiri, Hindu 114,000 Maithili 114,000 - 100 40 - 200
 Kol 30 Maithili 30 - - - - -
 Kumal 6,500 Nepali 6,400 - 60 40 - 20
 Kumhar, Hindu 17,000 Maithili 17,000 - 60 30 - 80
 Kurmi, Hindu 41,000 Bhojpuri 41,000 - 30 40 - 20
Laheri, Hindu 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
Laheri, Muslim 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Limbu 5,000 Limbu 60 - - - - -
 Lohar, Hindu 25,000 Nepali 25,000 - 20 20 - 30
 Lunia, Hindu 21,000 Bhojpuri 21,000 - 30 - - 100
 Magar 195,000 Nepali 157,000 - 36,000 1,100 - 700
 Mahishya 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Majhi 27,000 Nepali 21,000 - 400 100 100 4,700
 Majhwar 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
 Mal, Hindu 3,200 Maithili 3,200 - - - - -
 Mali, Hindu 4,300 Maithili 4,300 - - - - -
 Mallah, Hindu 56,000 Maithili 55,000 - 400 100 30 100
 Manihar 40 Nepali - 40 - - - -
 Moghal 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
Mukeri, Muslim 50 Bhojpuri - 50 - - - -
 Musahar, Hindu 41,000 Maithili 41,000 - 300 40 - 200
 Nai, Hindu 34,000 Maithili 34,000 - 60 30 - 50
 Newah 133,000 Newar 117,000 - 15,000 300 - 200
 Oraon, Dhangar 6,700 Kurux, Nepali 6,600 - 40 - - -
 Pahari 300 Nepali 200 - 40 - - 30
 Pashtun, Northern 400 Bhojpuri - 400 - - - -
 Pasi, Hindu 300 Nepali 300 - - - - -
 Patwa, Hindu 60 Maithili 60 - - - - -
Pawaria, Muslim Unknown Bhojpuri - - - - - -
 Pinjara 3,300 Bhojpuri - 3,300 - - - -
 Pod 20 Maithili 20 - - - - -
 Qassab 40 Nepali - 40 - - - -
 Qazi 3,700 Urdu - 3,700 - - - -
 Rai 18,000 Nepali 4,300 - 200 400 - 14,000
 Rajbansi, Tajpuri 3,900 Rajbanshi 3,200 - - - 30 600
 Rajbhar 2,600 Bhojpuri 2,600 - - - - -
 Rajput 11,000 Maithili 11,000 - 30 40 - 20
 Rajput, Bais, Hindu 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
Rajput, Bhatti, Hindu 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Rajput, Chauhan, Hindu 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
Rajput, Gahlot 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
 Rajput, Gaur 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
Rajput, Jadon 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
Rajput, Ponwar, Hindu 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Rajput, Rathor 200 Marwari 200 - - - - -
 Rangrez, Muslim 40 Bhojpuri - 40 - - - -
 Rayeen, Muslim 900 Maithili - 900 - - - -
 Santal, Hor 3,200 Santhali 2,900 - - 80 - 300
 Sarki 25,000 Nepali 24,000 - 100 200 - 100
 Sayyid 14,000 Maithili - 14,000 - - - -
 Shaikh 139,000 Nepali - 139,000 - - - -
Sikligar, Muslim 20 Bhojpuri - 20 - - - -
 Sonar, Hindu 39,000 Nepali 38,000 - 300 500 - 100
 Sunri, Hindu 42,000 Maithili 41,000 - 30 40 - 100
 Sunuwar 10,000 Nepali 8,700 - 100 400 - -
 Surel 20 Sunwar - - 20 - - -
 Tamang 247,000 Tamang, Eastern 16,000 - 226,000 4,600 - 300
 Tamboli, Hindu 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
 Tamboli, Muslim 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Tanti, Hindu 30,000 Maithili 30,000 - 50 - - -
 Teli, Hindu 111,000 Maithili 107,000 - 1,600 60 - 100
 Thakali 600 Nepali - - 300 - - -
 Thakuri 25,000 Nepali 25,000 - 60 50 - 20
 Thami 19,000 Thangmi 9,800 - 1,700 100 - 6,500
 Tharu 53,000 Tharu, Dangaura 52,000 - 600 100 - 60
 Thathera, Hindu 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Tiyar Unknown Maithili - - - - - -
 Turaiha 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Yadav, Hindu 392,000 Maithili 391,000 - 500 100 - 300
 Yakha Unknown Yakkha - - - - - -
  Totals:  159 3,421,000   157 2,864,000 178,000 328,000 11,000 800 31,000

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