Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

276

People Groups Unreached

266 (96.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

29,555,000

Population in Unreached

26,696,000 (90.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

1.27%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.3%
* From latest Nepal census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Nepal.
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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 1,200 66,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahar 2,000 1,457,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Amat 2,900 274,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ansari 43,000 14,793,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Apapanthi 200 27,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arakh 600 599,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ath Pahariya 5,800 5,800 Athpariya Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 32,000 6,603,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,300 668,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 37,000 118,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 400 38,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 900 215,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baha'i 1,100 25,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bahelia (Muslim traditions) 800 25,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bahing 2,800 2,800 Bahing Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 15,000 839,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahra Gaunle 400 400 Bine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 237,000 3,999,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 % 5
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 25,000 99,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 % 1
 Bania 137,000 29,571,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bania Agarwal 18,000 4,919,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agrahari 2,200 325,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,000 503,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 900 209,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahesri 800 370,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahur 1,100 884,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Oswal 700 421,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 2,700 132,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Unai 700 60,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bankariya 600 600 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bantar 54,000 190,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bantawa 4,400 4,400 Bantawa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baramu 7,700 7,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 % 1
Bardai 900 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 9,100 640,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 23,000 584,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,100 50,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 1,917,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 7,300 45,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 700 207,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 3,500 2,005,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 800 1,214,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 800 1,408,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 149,000 6,568,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) 200 14,000 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Ghogra 600 56,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kamti 1,200 31,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi Kharbind 9,500 527,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kharot 6,200 187,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Mallah Mewat 7,300 621,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Nikhad 1,900 66,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhote 13,000 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 % 1
 Bind 71,000 1,071,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Brahmin 3,272,000 63,125,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 65
Brahmin Bhat 400 25,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 16,000 2,795,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bohara 1,100 37,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 6,800 3,107,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Hill 3,125,000 3,125,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 63
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,400 516,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 380,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,200 4,316,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Khandelwal 1,900 288,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maha 700 196,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 3,300 1,637,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 490,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sanadhya 600 2,732,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 2,700 612,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sawaria 5,500 4,336,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Terai 131,000 131,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Byansi 4,100 5,000 Humla Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 313,000 48,174,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.20 % 6
Chamling 6,300 6,300 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chepang, Tsepang 67,000 68,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.25 % -
 Chhairottan Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhantyal 12,000 12,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.57 % 1
 Chhetri 4,269,000 4,521,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 85
 Chidimar 4,300 4,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Christian 700 1,707,000 Nepali Christianity 100.00 % -
Churaute 2,400 2,400 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Danuwar Rai 81,000 81,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.49 % 2
 Darai 17,000 30,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Darjee 458,000 510,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 9
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 7,200 2,970,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 20,000 1,397,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 222,000 48,207,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % 4
Dewas Rai 10,000 10,000 Dewas Rai Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhandi 1,900 1,900 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhanuk 214,000 4,431,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Dhanuk Dhankar 6,200 80,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharhi (Hindu traditions) 100 25,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharkar 2,600 142,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhimal 26,000 31,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 109,000 12,319,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 6,900 2,045,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi 1,400 193,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Kanaujia 1,800 484,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dolpa 4,000 4,000 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,600 191,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,200,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dura 5,100 8,200 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 203,000 5,841,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 % 4
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 7,800 6,619,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) 1,000 476,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 100 15,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharva 6,800 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 2.74 % 1
 Gangai 37,000 42,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gharti 115,000 137,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 2
 Gonrhi 1,200 821,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 900 326,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gosain 1,700 1,567,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gurung Ghale 22,000 22,000 Ghale, Southern Buddhism 6.40 % -
 Gurung Ghaleg 511,000 630,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % -
Gyalsumdo 400 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.01 % 1
 Hadi 2,200 1,043,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hajam 36,000 4,305,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,200 12,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 81,000 1,569,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Halwai Maira 1,600 138,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hayu 2,900 2,900 Wayu Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 19,359,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 900 9,459,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jirel 5,500 5,500 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 900 3,801,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kagate 600 2,400 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 53,000 8,301,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 800 2,325,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 900 3,950,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 123,000 3,953,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 2
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 800 57,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 600 67,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 700 48,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar Jaiswal 5,600 980,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Sunri 7,900 601,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 1,600 33,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 1,222,000 1,321,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 24
 Kandu 125,000 2,498,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 % 2
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 216,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 1,200 1,007,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 43,000 9,732,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 % 1
 Kayastha Karan 800 746,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha Sribastab 1,000 969,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khaling 1,500 1,500 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 700 337,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 600 769,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 16,000 82,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 700 2,267,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatwa 99,000 371,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Kisan 2,200 1,636,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,500 88,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.63 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 298,000 8,461,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 % 6
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,200 2,482,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 12,000 2,613,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuchbandia 300 33,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kulung 27,000 27,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 % 1
 Kumal 117,000 121,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 % 2
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 62,000 16,185,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Kumhar Magahia 1,200 181,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 224,000 19,315,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 % 4
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyerung 3,100 12,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Larke 200 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,100 4,400 Lhomi Buddhism 0.88 % 1
 Loba 2,600 4,800 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 33,000 6,689,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 100,000 9,857,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 800 2,436,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohorung 1,200 1,200 Yamphu, Southern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 68,000 3,289,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Magar 1,835,000 2,187,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 37
 Majhi 81,000 202,000 Maithili Hinduism 2.95 % 2
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 1,795,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 14,000 10,212,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 168,000 3,452,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 % 3
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,500 337,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 1,800 24,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,500 307,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manihar 1,500 627,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 4,800 61,000 Boro Hinduism 1.72 % 1
Mewahang 3,800 3,800 Mewahang, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Miyan 29,000 29,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,244,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 2,000 2,900,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda, Horo 2,200 3,748,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 1,700 2,404,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 228,000 3,377,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.50 % 5
Nachhiring 7,300 7,300 Nachering Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 115,000 12,102,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 % 2
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 1,300 8,013,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 3,000 515,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 165,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,284,000 1,455,000 Newar Hinduism 0.91 % 26
Nubri 1,500 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Dhangar 38,000 4,641,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.94 % 1
 Pahari 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 8,900 11,695,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 3,900 7,827,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 17,000 3,518,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 1,600 2,045,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 9,900 755,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 602,000 733,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.56 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 112,000 6,647,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.40 % -
Rajbansi Pali (Hindu traditions) 1,900 982,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 11,000 87,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.04 % 1
Rajdhob 13,000 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Raji 4,600 6,600 Raji Hinduism 2.38 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 37,000 45,785,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 17,000 17,352,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,300 141,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Bisen (Muslim traditions) 400 42,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 3,055,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 1,900 1,264,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Nau 1,100 274,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 562,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Saithwar 600 478,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 900 2,200 Nepali Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 4,000 1,067,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,900 82,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % 1
Sampang 1,500 1,500 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 50,000 7,898,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,500 987,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,200 3,200 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 365,000 395,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 % 7
 Sayyid 64,000 14,530,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 795,000 223,464,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Shaikh Qureshi 17,000 9,073,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh Siddiqi 700 7,581,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 107,000 162,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % 2
 Sherpa Helambu 2,500 2,500 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % 1
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 59,000 988,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 64,000 7,885,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 91,000 1,573,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 % 2
 Sunuwar 55,000 139,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 % 1
 Tajpuriya 19,000 19,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Tamang 1,490,000 1,733,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.60 % -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 78,000 2,188,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 800 249,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 102,000 5,063,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 2
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 359,000 19,359,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 7
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 1,700 4,178,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 12,000 588,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thakali 11,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 4.41 % 1
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown Unknown Thakali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thakali Marphali 1,900 1,900 Thakali Buddhism 1.79 % 1
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 500 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 % 1
 Thakuri 413,000 446,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % 8
Thakuria 2,400 12,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thami 28,000 31,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Tharu 1,690,000 2,146,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 3.41 % 34
 Tharu Khawas 1,500 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 1.97 % 1
 Tharu Rana 202,000 214,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 1.08 % 4
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 600 323,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thulung 3,300 3,300 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,600 1,112,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tokpegola 1,500 1,500 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tsum 2,300 2,300 Tsum Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 5,500 7,056,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang 1,200 7,400 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,025,000 59,932,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 20
 Yadav Dhindhor 15,000 1,558,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gaoli 79,000 5,027,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Yadav Ghosi 1,800 1,573,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gola 4,400 4,941,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 29,000 4,919,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Kaonra 2,900 676,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Rawat 9,200 1,451,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 24,000 30,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 376,000 522,000 Limbu Other / Small 2.69 % 8
Yamphu 6,700 6,700 Yamphu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yayu 2,200 2,200 Language unknown Hinduism 0.22 % 1
 Yehlmo 10,000 10,000 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.99 % 1
  Totals:  276 29,555,000         266 1.27 % 0.00 % 718 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 120,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 29,675,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Bagmati 4,428,000 184 175 95.1 % 3,544,000 80.0 % 8
Bheri 1,904,000 162 155 95.7 % 1,885,000 99.0 % 5
Dhaulagiri 636,000 61 57 93.4 % 624,000 98.1 % 4
Gandaki 1,824,000 132 125 94.7 % 1,519,000 83.3 % 6
Janakpur 2,993,000 168 160 95.2 % 2,778,000 92.8 % 6
Karnali 571,000 48 44 91.7 % 555,000 97.2 % 6
Kosi 2,481,000 182 172 94.5 % 2,098,000 84.6 % 6
Lumbini 3,316,000 191 183 95.8 % 3,267,000 98.5 % 7
Mahakali 1,163,000 94 90 95.7 % 1,157,000 99.5 % 4
Mechi 1,633,000 140 131 93.6 % 1,309,000 80.2 % 4
Narayani 3,201,000 167 160 95.8 % 2,803,000 87.6 % 5
Rapti 1,372,000 108 103 95.4 % 1,364,000 99.4 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,113,000 170 162 95.3 % 1,879,000 88.9 % 6
Seti 1,686,000 125 119 95.2 % 1,680,000 99.6 % 5
Country:   29,555,000 276 266 96.4 % 26,696,000 90.3 % 77

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 981.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 2,619.8 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 701.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 390.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Athpariya aph 1 1 Bible Portions
Awadhi awa 20 20 Complete Bible
Bahing bhj 1 1 New Testament
Bantawa bap 1 1 New Testament
Bhojpuri bho 32 32 New Testament
Bine bon 1 1 New Testament
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Bote bmj 1 1 Unspecified
Chamling rab 1 1 New Testament
Chepang cdm 1 0 New Testament
Danuwar dhw 1 1 Bible Portions
Darai dry 1 1 Bible Portions
Dewas Rai dwz 1 1 Bible Portions
Dhimal dhi 1 1 New Testament
Ghale, Southern ghe 1 0 New Testament
Gurung gvr 1 0 New Testament
Hindi hin 2 2 Complete Bible
Humla hut 1 1 Unspecified
Hyolmo scp 2 2 New Testament
Jirel jul 1 1 New Testament
Khaling klr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kulung kle 1 1 New Testament
Kurux kru 2 2 Complete Bible
Kyerung kgy 1 1 Unspecified
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhomi lhm 1 1 New Testament
Lhowa loy 1 1 Bible Portions
Limbu lif 1 1 New Testament
Maithili mai 85 84 New Testament
Marwari rwr 2 2 New Testament
Mewahang, Eastern emg 1 1 Unspecified
Nachering ncd 1 1 Translation Needed
Nepalese Sign Language nsp 1 1 Unspecified
Nepali npi 38 36 Complete Bible
Newar new 1 1 New Testament
Nubri kte 2 2 Translation Needed
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rajbanshi rjs 4 3 New Testament
Raji rji 1 1 Translation Needed
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 0 New Testament
Tamang, Western tdg 1 1 New Testament
Thakali ths 3 3 Translation Needed
Thangmi thf 1 1 New Testament
Tharu, Dangaura thl 2 2 New Testament
Thulung tdh 1 1 New Testament
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsum ttz 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 2 2 Unspecified
Urdu urd 32 32 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1 Unspecified
Wayu vay 1 1 Translation Needed
Yakkha ybh 1 1 Bible Portions
Yamphu ybi 1 1 Bible Portions
Yamphu, Southern lrr 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 60 276 266   14 20 29 53 2
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent *
Bagmati 4,428,000 3,444,000 24,200 106,000 815,000 90 38,600 0.00 %
Bheri 1,904,000 1,748,000 95,500 30,700 28,600 50 1,030 0.00 %
Dhaulagiri 636,000 570,000 1,080 3,850 55,400 0 5,530 0.00 %
Gandaki 1,824,000 1,539,000 11,400 27,500 221,000 10 25,000 0.00 %
Janakpur 2,993,000 2,480,000 201,000 12,500 243,000 0 56,700 0.00 %
Karnali 571,000 539,000 100 3,540 26,800 0 1,210 0.00 %
Kosi 2,481,000 1,779,000 126,000 33,600 171,000 570 371,000 0.00 %
Lumbini 3,316,000 2,973,000 203,000 20,500 113,000 30 6,670 0.00 %
Mahakali 1,163,000 1,136,000 370 12,800 7,100 0 7,480 0.00 %
Mechi 1,633,000 1,103,000 23,500 27,600 127,000 70 351,000 0.00 %
Narayani 3,201,000 2,515,000 308,000 42,200 312,000 80 24,000 0.00 %
Rapti 1,372,000 1,305,000 5,700 15,800 40,600 0 4,500 0.00 %
Sagarmatha 2,113,000 1,693,000 103,000 15,900 145,000 0 156,000 0.00 %
Seti 1,686,000 1,643,000 4,690 14,700 19,300 30 4,860 0.00 %
Country:   29,555,000 24,467,000 1,108,000 367,000 2,325,000 900 1,054,000 1.24 %
* From latest Nepal census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Nepal.
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
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 276
Unreached People Groups 266  (96.4%)
Population 29,555,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 26,696,000  (90.3%)
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent * 1.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 718
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 20%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NP
Official Language(s) NepaliMaithili
Literacy Rate 85%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,433,000
Persecution Ranking 34 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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