Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

275

People Groups Unreached

266 (96.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

29,328,000

Population in Unreached

28,468,000 (97.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian **

1.2%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.3%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent **
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abdul 1,200 61,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ahar 2,000 1,444,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Amat 2,900 258,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ansari 43,000 16,449,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Apapanthi 200 27,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arakh 600 597,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ath Pahariya 5,800 5,800 Athpariya Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 32,000 6,531,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 %
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,300 671,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 37,000 108,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 400 38,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Baghban (Muslim traditions) 900 269,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baha'i 1,100 24,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bahelia (Muslim traditions) 800 25,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bahing 2,800 2,800 Bahing Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 15,000 842,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahra Gaunle 400 400 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 232,000 3,984,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 %
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 25,000 103,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 %
 Bania 137,000 29,633,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Agarwal 18,000 4,865,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Agrahari 2,200 319,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,000 493,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Kath 200 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Khatri 900 205,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Mahesri 800 365,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Mahur 1,100 878,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Oswal 700 426,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Rauniar 2,700 128,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Unai 700 59,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bankariya 600 600 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bantar 54,000 180,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bantawa 4,400 4,400 Bantawa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baramu 7,700 7,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 %
Bardai 900 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 9,100 642,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 23,000 583,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,100 32,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Beg 200 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 1,958,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 7,300 44,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 5,600 5,031,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 700 217,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhar 3,600 1,996,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 800 1,200,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 800 1,389,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 150,000 6,545,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) 200 14,000 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhoi Ghogra 600 46,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhoi Kamti 1,200 25,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhoi Kharbind 9,500 521,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhoi Kharot 6,200 170,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhoi Nikhad 1,900 58,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhote 13,000 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 %
 Bind 71,000 1,067,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 %
 Brahmin 3,275,000 63,684,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 65 
 Brahmin Bhumihar 16,000 2,782,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Gaur 7,200 3,016,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Hill 3,137,000 3,137,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 62 
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,400 480,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 358,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,200 4,255,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Khandelwal 1,900 275,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Maha 700 181,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Radhi 3,300 1,549,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 467,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Sanadhya 600 2,731,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Saraswat 2,700 578,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Sawaria 5,500 4,182,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Terai 131,000 131,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.01 %
Byansi 4,100 5,000 Humla Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 326,000 52,183,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 %
Chamling 6,300 6,300 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chepang, Tsepang 67,000 68,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.25 % -
 Chhairottan Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chhantyal 12,000 12,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.57 %
 Chhetri 4,278,000 4,554,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 85 
 Chidimar 4,300 4,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Christian 700 1,078,000 Nepali Christianity 100.00 % -
Churaute 2,400 2,400 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Danuwar Rai 82,000 82,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.49 %
 Darai 17,000 32,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 %
 Darjee 458,000 529,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 %
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 7,300 2,919,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 20,000 1,425,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % 0.09 %
Devhar 900 18,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dhandi 1,900 1,900 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dhanuk 214,000 4,397,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dhanuk Dhankar 6,200 67,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dharhi (Hindu traditions) 100 25,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dharkar 2,600 166,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dhimal 26,000 31,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.30 %
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 106,000 12,650,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 6,900 2,172,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dolpa 4,000 4,000 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 %
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,311,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,600 191,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 203,000 5,371,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 %
Dosadh Bahelia 400 62,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dura 5,100 8,200 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 %
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 7,800 6,556,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gaddi 1,000 719,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 100 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gandharva 6,800 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 2.74 %
 Gangai 37,000 42,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gharti 115,000 137,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 %
 Gonrhi 1,200 855,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 900 327,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gosain 1,700 1,549,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 506,000 626,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % 10 
Gurung Ghale 22,000 22,000 Nepali Buddhism 6.40 % -
Gyalsumdo 400 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.01 %
 Hadi 2,200 1,218,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hajam 36,000 4,517,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,200 22,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 %
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 81,000 1,539,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
Halwai Maira 1,600 114,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hayu 2,900 2,900 Wayu Hinduism 0.32 %
Hudke 100 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 19,377,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 900 9,203,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jirel 5,600 5,600 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 900 3,769,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kagate 600 2,400 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 %
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 53,000 8,258,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 800 2,430,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 900 4,005,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 123,000 3,887,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 %
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 800 56,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 600 52,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 700 48,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kalwar Jaiswal 5,600 963,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kamar 1,600 35,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kami 1,223,000 1,363,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 24 
 Kandu 125,000 2,511,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 %
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 215,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kawar 1,200 1,037,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 43,000 9,552,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 %
Kayastha Karan 800 520,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kayastha Sribastab 1,000 963,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khaling 1,500 1,500 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khambu 700 338,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kharia 600 765,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khas 16,000 82,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 700 2,317,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khatwa 99,000 372,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 %
 Kisan 2,200 1,636,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 %
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,500 188,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 0.63 %
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 298,000 8,508,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 %
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,200 13,364,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kori 12,000 271,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kuchbandia 300 22,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kulung 27,000 27,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 %
 Kumal 118,000 122,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 62,000 15,795,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 %
Kumhar Magahia 1,200 129,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 225,000 19,247,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 %
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kyerung 3,100 12,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 300 60,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Larke 200 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,100 4,400 Lhomi Buddhism 0.89 %
 Loba 2,600 4,900 Lhowa Buddhism 2.40 % 2.40 % -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 33,000 6,800,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 101,000 9,671,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 800 2,665,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lohorung 1,200 1,200 Lohorung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 68,000 3,297,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 %
 Magar 1,837,000 2,185,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 36 
 Majhi 81,000 208,000 Majhi Hinduism 2.95 %
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 1,835,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 14,000 10,007,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 %
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 168,000 3,451,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 %
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,500 320,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 1,800 23,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,500 285,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Manihar 1,500 637,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 4,800 61,000 Boro Hinduism 1.72 %
Mewahang 3,800 3,800 Mewahang, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Miyan 29,000 29,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moghal 2,000 2,988,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Munda, Horo 2,200 3,839,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 1,700 2,385,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 228,000 3,012,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.50 %
Naaba 600 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nachhiring 6,900 6,900 Nachering Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 115,000 11,972,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 %
 Namassej 1,300 8,447,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 3,000 470,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 167,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 1,286,000 1,458,000 Newar Hinduism 0.91 % 25 
Nubri 1,500 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Dhangar 38,000 4,606,000 Kurux, Nepali Hinduism 2.94 %
 Pahari 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 %
 Pashtun, Northern 8,900 40,684,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 3,900 7,632,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Phri 600 1,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pinjara 17,000 3,620,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qassab 1,600 2,162,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qazi 9,900 751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 602,000 731,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 112,000 6,912,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 5.40 % -
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 300 50,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbhar 11,000 86,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.06 %
Rajdhob 13,000 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Raji 4,600 6,200 Raji Hinduism 2.38 %
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 37,000 45,812,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 17,000 20,025,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,300 116,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rajput Bisen (Muslim traditions) 400 38,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,926,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 1,900 815,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rajput Marwadi 100 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Nau 1,100 274,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 292,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Saithwar 600 480,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Raute 900 2,200 Raute Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 4,100 1,069,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rongkup 4,000 82,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 %
Sahisia 200 8,900 Maithili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sampang 1,500 1,500 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santal, Hor 50,000 8,156,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,500 963,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,200 3,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sarki 365,000 407,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 %
 Sayyid 64,000 15,668,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 796,000 236,707,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15 
 Shaikh Qureshi 16,000 7,818,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherpa 107,000 157,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.23 %
 Sherpa Helambu 2,500 2,500 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.42 %
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 59,000 388,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 64,000 7,818,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 %
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 91,000 1,664,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 %
 Sunuwar 55,000 138,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 %
 Tajpuriya 19,000 19,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 1.30 %
 Tamang 1,492,000 1,732,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.00 % 29 
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 78,000 2,198,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 800 243,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 102,000 4,892,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 %
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 359,000 19,144,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 %
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 1,700 4,450,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 12,000 529,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thakali 11,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 4.41 %
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown Unknown Thakali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thakali Marphali 1,900 1,900 Thakali Buddhism 1.79 %
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 500 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 %
 Thakuri 413,000 446,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 %
Thakuria 2,400 12,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thami 28,000 31,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.87 %
 Tharu 1,691,000 2,149,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 3.41 % 33 
Tharu Khawas 1,500 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 1.94 %
 Tharu Rana 202,000 215,000 Tharu, Rana Hinduism 1.08 %
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 600 323,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Thulung 3,300 3,300 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,600 1,077,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tokpegola 1,500 1,500 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tsum 2,300 2,300 Tsum Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walang 1,200 7,400 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,025,000 60,337,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 20 
Yadav Dhindhor 15,000 1,558,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Gaoli 79,000 5,142,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav Gola 4,400 4,951,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 29,000 4,926,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Rawat 9,200 1,455,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakha 24,000 30,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 %
 Yakthumba 377,000 523,000 Limbu Other / Small 2.69 %
Yamphu 6,800 6,800 Yamphu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yayu 2,200 2,200 Language unknown Hinduism 0.22 %
 Yehlmo 10,000 10,000 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  275 29,328,000       266   1.18 % 0.00 % 733 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 296,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 29,624,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Bagmati 4,432,000 187 179 95.7 % 4,336,000 97.8 % 8
Bheri 1,905,000 160 155 96.9 % 1,904,000 99.9 % 5
Dhaulagiri 638,000 61 58 95.1 % 635,000 99.5 % 4
Gandaki 1,821,000 131 125 95.4 % 1,806,000 99.2 % 6
Janakpur 2,989,000 164 157 95.7 % 2,983,000 99.8 % 6
Karnali 415,000 33 32 97.0 % 415,000 100.0 % 5
Kosi 2,481,000 181 173 95.6 % 2,217,000 89.4 % 6
Lumbini 3,311,000 186 180 96.8 % 3,308,000 99.9 % 6
Mahakali 1,155,000 92 90 97.8 % 1,155,000 100.0 % 4
Mechi 1,635,000 139 132 95.0 % 1,397,000 85.4 % 4
Narayani 3,212,000 166 161 97.0 % 3,146,000 97.9 % 5
Rapti 1,529,000 108 104 96.3 % 1,529,000 100.0 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,115,000 167 161 96.4 % 1,949,000 92.2 % 6
Seti 1,687,000 125 121 96.8 % 1,686,000 99.9 % 5
Country:   29,328,000 275 266 96.7 % 28,468,000 97.1 % 75
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Athpariya aph 1 1
Awadhi awa 17 17 Complete Bible
Bahing bhj 1 1
Bantawa bap 1 1
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bhojpuri bho 33 33 New Testament
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Bote bmj 1 1
Chamling rab 1 1 New Testament
Chepang cdm 1 0 New Testament
Danuwar dhw 1 1
Darai dry 1 1
Dhimal dhi 1 1 New Testament
Gurung gvr 1 1 New Testament
Hindi hin 2 2 Complete Bible
Humla hut 1 1
Hyolmo scp 2 2 New Testament
Jirel jul 1 1 New Testament
Khaling klr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kulung kle 1 1 Bible Portions
Kurux kru 1 1 Complete Bible
Kurux, Nepali kxl 1 1 Bible Portions
Kyerung kgy 1 1
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhomi lhm 1 1 New Testament
Lhowa loy 1 0
Limbu lif 1 1 New Testament
Lohorung lbr 1 1
Maithili mai 81 80 New Testament
Majhi mjz 1 1
Marwari rwr 2 2 New Testament
Mewahang, Eastern emg 1 1
Naaba nao 1 1
Nachering ncd 1 1
Nepalese Sign Language nsp 1 1
Nepali npi 42 39 Complete Bible
Newar new 1 1 New Testament
Nubri kte 2 2
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Raji rji 1 1
Rangpuri rkt 4 3 Bible Portions
Raute rau 1 1
Sampang rav 1 1 New Testament
Santhali sat 1 0 Complete Bible
Sherpa xsr 3 3 New Testament
Sora srb 1 0 Complete Bible
Sunwar suz 1 1 Complete Bible
Syuba syw 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 New Testament
Tamang, Western tdg 1 1 New Testament
Thakali ths 3 3
Thangmi thf 1 1
Tharu, Dangaura thl 1 1 Bible Portions
Tharu, Rana thr 1 1 New Testament
Thulung tdh 1 1 New Testament
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsum ttz 1 1
Unknown xxx 2 2
Urdu urd 32 32 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1
Wayu vay 1 1
Yakkha ybh 1 1
Yamphu ybi 1 1
Totals: 63 275 266   14 17 30 55 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Bagmati 4,432,000 3,447,000 24,300 106,000 815,000 90 26,400 2.40 %
Bheri 1,905,000 1,749,000 95,700 30,800 28,700 50 830 1.61 %
Dhaulagiri 638,000 572,000 1,080 3,870 55,400 0 1,050 0.61 %
Gandaki 1,821,000 1,539,000 11,400 27,600 223,000 10 4,130 1.51 %
Janakpur 2,989,000 2,476,000 201,000 12,500 243,000 0 9,700 0.42 %
Karnali 415,000 389,000 30 1,160 25,200 0 70 0.28 %
Kosi 2,481,000 1,797,000 126,000 33,600 172,000 570 308,000 1.36 %
Lumbini 3,311,000 2,971,000 203,000 20,500 113,000 40 3,130 0.62 %
Mahakali 1,155,000 1,136,000 370 12,800 7,120 0 760 1.11 %
Mechi 1,635,000 1,104,000 23,500 27,700 129,000 70 320,000 1.69 %
Narayani 3,212,000 2,517,000 308,000 42,300 312,000 80 10,700 1.32 %
Rapti 1,529,000 1,457,000 5,790 18,200 42,200 0 3,130 1.19 %
Sagarmatha 2,115,000 1,695,000 103,000 15,900 146,000 0 146,000 0.75 %
Seti 1,687,000 1,647,000 4,700 14,800 19,400 30 2,490 0.88 %
Country:   29,328,000 24,496,000 1,108,000 368,000 2,331,000 900 836,000 1.25 %
Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Nepal. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Nepal
  • Christian ministry in Nepal
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Nepal Statistics
People Groups 275
Unreached People Groups 266  (96.7%)
Population 29,328,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 28,468,000  (97.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 733
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent 1.2%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 19%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NP
Official Language(s) NepaliMaithili
Literacy Rate 85%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,399,000
Persecution Ranking 25 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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