Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

272

People Groups Unreached

263 (96.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

29,008,000

Population in Unreached

28,157,000 (97.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian **

1.2%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.3%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent **
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abdul 1,200 60,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ahar 2,000 1,435,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Amat 2,900 257,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ansari 42,000 16,288,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Apapanthi 200 27,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arakh 600 593,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ath Pahariya 5,700 5,700 Athpariya Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 31,000 6,505,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 %
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,200 667,000 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) 900 266,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baha'i 1,100 23,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bahelia (Muslim traditions) 800 25,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bahing 2,700 2,700 Bahing Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 15,000 837,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahra Gaunle 400 400 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 230,000 3,963,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 %
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 25,000 103,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 %
 Bania 135,000 29,541,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Agarwal 18,000 4,845,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Agrahari 2,200 318,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,000 490,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Kath 200 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Khatri 900 204,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Mahesri 800 363,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Mahur 1,100 876,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Oswal 600 430,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Rauniar 2,600 127,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Unai 700 59,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bankariya 500 500 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bantar 53,000 178,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bantawa 4,300 4,300 Bantawa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baramu 7,600 7,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 %
Bardai 900 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 9,000 638,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 23,000 590,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,100 31,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Beg 200 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 1,946,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 7,200 44,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 5,500 5,016,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 215,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhar 3,500 1,777,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 800 1,193,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 800 1,384,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 148,000 6,511,000 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 9,400 517,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhoi Kharot 6,200 169,000 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 70,000 1,061,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 %
 Brahmin Bhumihar 16,000 2,765,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Gaur 7,200 3,009,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Hill 3,102,000 3,102,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 62 
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,400 478,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 357,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,100 4,229,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Khandelwal 1,900 273,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Maha 700 180,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Radhi 3,200 1,568,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 465,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Sanadhya 500 2,717,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Saraswat 2,600 573,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Sawaria 5,500 4,145,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Terai 129,000 129,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.01 %
 Brahmin unspecified 3,240,000 63,348,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 64 
Byansi 4,000 4,900 Humla Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 323,000 52,039,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 %
Chamling 6,200 6,200 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chepang, Tsepang 66,000 67,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.25 % -
 Chhairottan Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chhantyal 11,000 11,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.57 %
 Chhetri 4,233,000 4,515,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 84 
 Chidimar 4,300 4,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Christian unspecified 700 1,076,000 Nepali Christianity 100.00 % -
Churaute 2,300 2,300 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Danuwar Rai 81,000 81,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.49 %
 Darai 19,000 34,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 %
 Darjee 453,000 523,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 %
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 7,200 2,909,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 19,000 1,413,000 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 212,000 4,375,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dhanuk Dhankar 6,100 66,000 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) 105,000 12,580,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 6,800 2,150,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dolpa 4,000 4,000 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 %
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,298,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,600 190,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 201,000 5,338,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 %
 Dura 5,100 8,100 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 %
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 7,700 6,537,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gaddi 1,000 713,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 100 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gandharva 6,700 7,200 Nepali Hinduism 2.74 %
 Gangai 37,000 42,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gharti 114,000 136,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 %
 Gonrhi 1,200 850,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 900 324,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gosain 1,700 1,539,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 500,000 621,000 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 1,220,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hajam 35,000 4,468,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,100 22,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 %
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 81,000 1,522,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
Halwai Maira 1,600 113,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hayu 3,000 3,000 Wayu Hinduism 0.32 %
Hudke 100 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 19,271,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 900 9,155,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jirel 5,500 5,500 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 900 3,720,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kagate 600 1,800 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 %
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 52,000 8,198,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 800 2,411,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 900 3,988,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 122,000 3,860,000 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 5,500 957,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kamar 1,600 43,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kami 1,210,000 1,349,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 24 
 Kandu 123,000 2,496,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 %
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 214,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kawar 1,200 1,104,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 43,000 9,479,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 %
Kayastha Karan 800 515,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kayastha Sribastab 1,000 957,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khaling 1,500 1,500 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khambu 700 336,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kharia 500 794,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khas 16,000 85,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 700 2,305,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khatwa 98,000 370,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 %
 Kisan 2,200 1,692,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 %
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,500 186,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.63 %
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 295,000 8,454,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 %
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,200 13,305,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kori 12,000 263,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kuchbandia 300 23,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kulung 27,000 27,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 %
 Kumal 116,000 120,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 61,000 15,703,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 %
Kumhar Magahia 1,100 128,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 222,000 19,178,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 %
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kyerung 3,100 11,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 300 59,000 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 4,800 Lhowa Buddhism 2.40 % 2.40 % -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 32,000 6,768,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 99,000 9,618,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 800 2,639,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lohorung 1,200 1,200 Lohorung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 67,000 3,278,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 %
 Magar 1,816,000 2,164,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 36 
 Majhi 80,000 228,000 Maithili Hinduism 2.95 %
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 1,825,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 14,000 9,944,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 %
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 167,000 3,431,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 %
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,400 317,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,400 283,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Manihar 1,500 632,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 4,800 60,000 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 2,961,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Munda, Horo 2,100 3,916,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 1,700 2,365,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 226,000 2,994,000 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) 114,000 11,920,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 %
 Namassej 1,300 8,362,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 2,900 475,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 165,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 1,273,000 1,445,000 Newar Hinduism 0.91 % 25 
Nubri 1,500 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Dhangar 38,000 4,661,000 Kurux, Nepali Hinduism 2.94 %
 Pahari 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 %
 Pashtun Northern 8,800 44,316,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 3,900 7,592,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Phri 600 1,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pinjara 17,000 3,593,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qassab 1,600 2,142,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qazi 9,800 746,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 595,000 726,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 111,000 6,871,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.40 % -
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 300 49,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbhar 10,000 85,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.06 %
Rajdhob 13,000 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Raji 4,500 5,800 Raji Hinduism 2.38 %
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,300 115,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,910,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 1,800 807,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rajput Marwadi 100 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Nau 1,100 272,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 290,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput Saithwar 600 476,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput unspecified (Hindu traditions) 37,000 45,432,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions) 16,000 19,783,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Raute 900 2,200 Raute Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 4,000 1,060,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rongkup 3,900 91,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 %
Sahisia 200 8,900 Maithili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sampang 1,400 1,400 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santal, Hor 50,000 8,495,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,500 1,007,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,100 3,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sarki 361,000 403,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 %
 Sayyid 64,000 15,493,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 786,000 233,555,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15 
 Shaikh Qureshi 16,000 7,771,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherpa 106,000 156,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.23 %
 Sherpa Helambu 2,400 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.42 %
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 58,000 360,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 63,000 7,770,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 %
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 90,000 1,647,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 %
 Sunuwar 54,000 137,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 %
 Tajpuriya 18,000 18,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.30 %
 Tamang 1,475,000 1,711,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.00 % 29 
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 78,000 2,188,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 %
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 800 240,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 101,000 4,844,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 %
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 355,000 19,022,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 %
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 1,700 4,404,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 12,000 528,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thakali 11,000 12,000 Nepali Hinduism 4.41 %
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown Unknown Thakali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thakali Marphali 1,800 1,800 Thakali Buddhism 1.79 %
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 500 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 %
 Thakuri 409,000 442,000 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 1,672,000 2,121,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 3.41 % 33 
Tharu Khawas 1,500 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 1.94 %
Tharu Rana 200,000 213,000 Tharu, Rana Hinduism 1.08 %
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 600 322,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Thulung 3,300 3,300 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,500 1,058,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tokpegola 1,400 1,400 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tsum 2,300 2,300 Tsum Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walang 1,200 7,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,015,000 60,027,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 20 
Yadav Dhindhor 15,000 1,549,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Gaoli 78,000 5,110,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Gola 4,400 4,942,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 29,000 4,904,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Rawat 9,100 1,447,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakha 23,000 29,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 %
 Yakthumba 372,000 475,000 Limbu Other / Small 2.69 %
Yamphu 6,700 6,700 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:  272 29,008,000       263   1.18 % 0.00 % 727 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 179,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 29,187,000                

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Unreached
Districts
Bagmati 4,386,000 188 180 95.7 % 4,291,000 97.8 % 8
Bheri 1,885,000 161 156 96.9 % 1,884,000 99.9 % 5
Dhaulagiri 631,000 61 58 95.1 % 628,000 99.5 % 4
Gandaki 1,802,000 131 125 95.4 % 1,787,000 99.2 % 6
Janakpur 2,957,000 164 157 95.7 % 2,950,000 99.8 % 6
Karnali 411,000 33 32 97.0 % 411,000 100.0 % 5
Kosi 2,452,000 181 173 95.6 % 2,192,000 89.4 % 6
Lumbini 3,277,000 186 180 96.8 % 3,274,000 99.9 % 6
Mahakali 1,142,000 92 90 97.8 % 1,142,000 100.0 % 4
Mechi 1,615,000 139 132 95.0 % 1,380,000 85.4 % 4
Narayani 3,176,000 166 161 97.0 % 3,110,000 97.9 % 5
Rapti 1,512,000 109 105 96.3 % 1,512,000 100.0 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,091,000 165 159 96.4 % 1,927,000 92.2 % 6
Seti 1,670,000 126 122 96.8 % 1,669,000 99.9 % 5
Country:   29,008,000 272 263 96.7 % 28,157,000 97.1 % 75
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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 32 32 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 Bible Portions
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
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
Rajbanshi rjs 4 3 New Testament
Raji rji 1 1
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
Thulung tdh 1 1 New Testament
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsum ttz 1 1
Unknown xxx 2 2
Urdu urd 31 31 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1
Wayu vay 1 1
Yakkha ybh 1 1
Yamphu ybi 1 1
Totals: 62 272 263   8 16 30 55 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Bagmati 4,386,000 3,410,000 24,100 105,000 807,000 90 38,300 2.40 %
Bheri 1,885,000 1,730,000 94,900 30,400 28,400 50 1,000 1.61 %
Dhaulagiri 631,000 566,000 1,080 3,830 54,800 0 5,190 0.61 %
Gandaki 1,802,000 1,523,000 11,300 27,200 221,000 10 18,300 1.51 %
Janakpur 2,957,000 2,449,000 199,000 12,400 240,000 0 56,100 0.42 %
Karnali 411,000 385,000 30 1,160 24,900 0 80 0.28 %
Kosi 2,452,000 1,776,000 125,000 33,300 170,000 570 367,000 1.36 %
Lumbini 3,277,000 2,938,000 201,000 20,300 112,000 40 5,970 0.62 %
Mahakali 1,142,000 1,124,000 370 12,700 7,050 0 7,420 1.11 %
Mechi 1,615,000 1,092,000 23,300 27,400 127,000 70 347,000 1.70 %
Narayani 3,176,000 2,488,000 304,000 41,800 308,000 80 23,800 1.32 %
Rapti 1,512,000 1,441,000 5,750 18,000 41,800 0 5,550 1.19 %
Sagarmatha 2,091,000 1,676,000 102,000 15,700 144,000 0 154,000 0.75 %
Seti 1,670,000 1,628,000 4,650 14,600 19,200 30 2,530 0.87 %
Country:   29,008,000 24,226,000 1,096,000 364,000 2,305,000 900 1,032,000 1.25 %
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 272
Unreached People Groups 263  (96.7%)
Population 29,008,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 28,157,000  (97.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 727
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent 1.2%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 18%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NP
Official Language(s) NepaliMaithili
Literacy Rate 60%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,603,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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