Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

285

People Groups Unreached

275 (96.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

28,492,000

Population in Unreached

25,742,000 (90.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

1.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.3%
* Religion values from Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.
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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 1,200 62,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahar 1,900 1,426,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Amat 2,800 271,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ansari 41,000 16,369,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Apapanthi 200 27,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arakh 600 586,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ath Pahariya 5,600 5,600 Athpariya Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 31,000 6,452,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,200 669,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 36,000 117,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 400 38,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 900 251,000 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 2,700 2,700 Bahing Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 15,000 825,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahra Gaunle 400 400 Bine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 224,000 3,894,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 % 4
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 24,000 97,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 % 1
 Bania 131,000 28,965,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bania Agarwal 17,000 4,942,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agrahari 2,100 315,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,000 486,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Kath 200 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 800 204,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahesri 700 358,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahur 1,000 859,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Oswal 600 414,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 2,600 126,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Unai 700 58,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bankariya 500 500 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bantar 52,000 186,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bantawa 4,200 4,200 Bantawa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baramu 7,400 7,400 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 % 1
Bardai 800 7,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 8,800 632,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 22,000 573,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,000 31,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 200 3,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 1,879,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 7,000 45,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 215,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 3,400 1,962,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 700 1,187,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 700 1,372,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 144,000 6,440,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) 200 14,000 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Ghogra 600 53,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kamti 1,100 30,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi Kharbind 9,200 517,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kharot 6,000 181,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Mallah Mewat 7,000 606,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Nikhad 1,900 63,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhote 12,000 12,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 % 1
 Bind 69,000 1,054,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Brahmin 3,156,000 62,164,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 63
Brahmin Bhat 400 25,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 16,000 2,739,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bohara 1,100 36,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.29 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 7,000 2,970,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Hill 3,020,000 3,020,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 60
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,300 473,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 1,900 356,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 5,900 4,157,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Khandelwal 1,800 271,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maha 700 179,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 3,100 1,577,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 459,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sanadhya 500 2,667,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 2,600 570,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sawaria 5,300 4,104,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Terai 126,000 126,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Byansi 3,900 4,800 Humla Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 314,000 47,455,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 6
Chamling 6,000 6,000 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chepang, Tsepang 64,000 65,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.25 % -
 Chhairottan Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhantyal 11,000 11,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.57 % 1
 Chhetri 4,111,000 4,360,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 82
 Chidimar 4,200 4,700 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Christian 700 1,516,000 Nepali Christianity 100.00 % -
Churaute 2,300 2,300 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Danuwar Rai 79,000 79,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.49 % 2
 Darai 17,000 29,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Darjee 442,000 493,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 9
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 7,000 2,892,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 19,000 1,431,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 214,000 46,968,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % 4
Devhar 900 17,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dewas Rai 9,600 9,600 Dewas Rai Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhandi 1,800 1,800 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhanuk 206,000 4,377,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Dhanuk Dhankar 6,000 79,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharhi (Hindu traditions) 100 25,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharkar 2,500 140,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhimal 25,000 30,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 103,000 12,080,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 6,600 2,185,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi 1,400 186,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Kanaujia 1,700 491,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dolpa 3,800 3,800 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,165,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,500 189,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dura 5,000 8,100 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 196,000 5,755,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 % 4
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 7,500 6,482,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) 900 476,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 100 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharva 6,600 7,100 Nepali Hinduism 2.74 % 1
 Gangai 36,000 41,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gharti 111,000 133,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 2
 Gonrhi 1,200 813,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 900 321,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gosain 1,600 1,540,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 487,000 605,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.15 % -
Gurung Ghale 21,000 21,000 Ghale, Southern Buddhism 6.44 % -
Gyalsumdo 400 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.01 % 1
 Hadi 2,100 1,019,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hajam 34,000 4,525,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,000 11,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 79,000 1,534,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Halwai Maira 1,500 130,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hayu 2,800 2,800 Wayu Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Hudke 100 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 19,008,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 900 9,014,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jirel 5,300 5,300 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 900 3,731,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kagate 600 2,600 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 51,000 8,140,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 800 2,277,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 900 3,881,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 119,000 3,839,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 2
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 800 57,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 600 64,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 700 48,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar Jaiswal 5,300 957,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Sunri 7,600 590,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 1,500 32,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 1,179,000 1,276,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 24
 Kandu 120,000 2,468,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 % 2
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 213,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 1,200 980,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 42,000 9,524,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 % 1
 Kayastha Karan 800 705,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha Sribastab 1,000 946,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khaling 1,400 1,400 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 700 333,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 500 756,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 16,000 81,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 700 2,232,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatwa 96,000 365,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Kisan 2,100 1,613,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,500 168,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.63 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 287,000 8,331,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 % 6
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,100 2,259,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 11,000 2,576,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuchbandia 300 32,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kulung 26,000 26,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 % 1
 Kumal 113,000 117,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 % 2
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 59,000 15,702,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
Kumhar Magahia 1,100 173,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 217,000 18,972,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 % 4
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyerung 3,000 11,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 300 59,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Larke 200 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,100 4,400 Lhomi Buddhism 0.89 % 1
 Loba 2,500 4,700 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 31,000 6,573,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lodha Jariya 600 1,484,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 97,000 9,577,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 800 2,699,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohorung 1,200 1,200 Yamphu, Southern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 65,000 3,231,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Magar 1,769,000 2,116,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 35
 Majhi 78,000 197,000 Maithili Hinduism 2.95 % 2
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,100 1,783,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 14,000 9,909,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 162,000 3,404,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 % 3
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,300 331,000 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) 5,300 301,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manihar 1,400 630,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 4,600 60,000 Boro Hinduism 1.72 % 1
Mewahang 3,700 3,700 Mewahang, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Miyan 29,000 29,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 1,900 3,040,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda, Horo 2,100 3,781,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 1,700 2,335,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 220,000 3,221,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.50 % 4
Naaba 600 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nachhiring 7,000 7,000 Nachering Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 111,000 11,833,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 % 2
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 1,200 7,877,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 2,800 507,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 167,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,239,000 1,408,000 Newar Hinduism 0.92 % 25
Nubri 1,400 1,400 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Dhangar 37,000 4,570,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.94 % 1
 Pahari 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 8,600 11,533,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 3,700 7,720,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Phri 600 1,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 16,000 3,491,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 1,600 2,167,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 9,500 743,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 580,000 708,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 108,000 6,517,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.40 % -
Rajbansi Pali 1,800 963,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 10,000 84,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.04 % 1
Rajdhob 13,000 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Raji 4,400 6,400 Raji Hinduism 2.38 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 36,000 45,151,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 20,001,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,200 120,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Bisen (Muslim traditions) 400 41,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,899,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 1,800 914,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Marwadi 100 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Nau 1,100 268,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,100 332,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Saithwar 500 471,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 900 2,200 Raute Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 3,900 1,054,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,800 81,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % 1
Sahisia 200 8,900 Maithili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sampang 1,400 1,400 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Hor 48,000 8,212,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,500 973,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,000 3,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 352,000 381,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 % 7
 Sayyid 62,000 16,885,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 767,000 232,851,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Shaikh Qureshi 16,000 8,752,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh Siddiqi 700 7,443,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 103,000 152,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.24 % 2
 Sherpa Helambu 2,400 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % 1
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 57,000 971,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 61,000 7,761,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 87,000 1,501,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 % 2
 Sunuwar 53,000 135,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 % 1
 Tajpuriya 18,000 18,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Tamang 1,436,000 1,674,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.62 % -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 76,000 2,137,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 700 243,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 99,000 4,965,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 2
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 346,000 19,027,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 7
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 1,600 4,525,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 12,000 567,000 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 1,800 1,800 Thakali Buddhism 1.79 % 1
Thakali Tin Gaule 400 400 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 % 1
 Thakuri 398,000 431,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % 8
Thakuria 2,300 12,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thami 27,000 30,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Tharu 1,629,000 2,137,000 Tharu, Kathariya Hinduism 3.41 % 33
 Tharu Khawas 1,500 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 1.94 % 1
 Tharu Rana 195,000 207,000 Tharu, Kathariya Hinduism 1.08 % 4
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 600 319,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thulung 3,200 3,200 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,500 1,079,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tokpegola 1,400 1,400 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tsum 2,200 2,200 Tsum Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 5,300 6,951,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang 1,200 7,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 989,000 59,231,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 20
 Yadav Dhindhor 15,000 1,534,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gaoli 76,000 5,056,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Yadav Ghosi 1,800 1,547,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gola 4,300 4,856,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 28,000 4,833,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Kaonra 2,800 670,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Rawat 8,800 1,432,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 23,000 29,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 363,000 507,000 Limbu Other / Small 2.69 % 7
Yamphu 6,500 6,500 Yamphu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yayu 2,200 2,200 Language unknown Hinduism 0.22 % 1
 Yehlmo 9,900 9,900 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.99 % 1
  Totals:  285 28,492,000         275 1.27 % 0.00 % 711 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 117,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 28,609,000                
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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Bagmati 4,270,000 188 179 95.2 % 3,418,000 80.0 % 8
Bheri 1,837,000 164 157 95.7 % 1,818,000 99.0 % 5
Dhaulagiri 613,000 61 57 93.4 % 602,000 98.2 % 4
Gandaki 1,753,000 132 125 94.7 % 1,464,000 83.5 % 6
Janakpur 2,882,000 169 161 95.3 % 2,675,000 92.8 % 6
Karnali 550,000 48 44 91.7 % 535,000 97.3 % 6
Kosi 2,387,000 185 175 94.6 % 2,018,000 84.5 % 6
Lumbini 3,196,000 192 184 95.8 % 3,150,000 98.6 % 7
Mahakali 1,121,000 93 89 95.7 % 1,115,000 99.5 % 4
Mechi 1,575,000 140 131 93.6 % 1,262,000 80.1 % 4
Narayani 3,095,000 170 163 95.9 % 2,712,000 87.6 % 5
Rapti 1,323,000 108 103 95.4 % 1,315,000 99.4 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,038,000 170 162 95.3 % 1,812,000 88.9 % 6
Seti 1,626,000 126 120 95.2 % 1,620,000 99.6 % 5
Country:   28,492,000 285 275 96.5 % 25,742,000 90.3 % 77

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 997.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 2,661.5 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 716.7 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 398.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
28,492,000
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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 Bible Portions
Awadhi awa 21 21 Complete Bible
Bahing bhj 1 1 New Testament
Bantawa bap 1 1 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bhojpuri bho 32 32 New Testament
Bine bon 1 1 New Testament
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Bote bmj 1 1 Translation Started
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 3 3 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 86 85 New Testament
Marwari rwr 2 2 New Testament
Mewahang, Eastern emg 1 1 Translation Started
Naaba nao 1 1 Unspecified
Nachering ncd 1 1 Translation Needed
Nepalese Sign Language nsp 1 1 Unspecified
Nepali npi 40 38 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
Raute rau 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, Kathariya tkt 2 2 Translation Started
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 33 33 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1 Unspecified
Wayu vay 1 1 Translation Needed
Yakkha ybh 1 1 Bible Portions
Yamphu ybi 1 1 Translation Started
Yamphu, Southern lrr 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 63 285 275   16 19 29 56 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Bagmati 4,270,000 3,322,000 23,300 103,000 786,000 90 25,700 0.00 %
Bheri 1,837,000 1,685,000 92,200 29,600 27,600 50 790 0.00 %
Dhaulagiri 613,000 551,000 1,060 3,720 53,400 0 1,020 0.00 %
Gandaki 1,753,000 1,483,000 11,000 26,500 215,000 10 3,980 0.00 %
Janakpur 2,882,000 2,394,000 194,000 12,000 234,000 0 9,330 0.00 %
Karnali 550,000 520,000 100 3,430 25,900 0 1,140 0.00 %
Kosi 2,387,000 1,735,000 122,000 32,400 165,000 550 297,000 0.00 %
Lumbini 3,196,000 2,867,000 196,000 19,800 109,000 30 3,010 0.00 %
Mahakali 1,121,000 1,095,000 370 12,300 6,850 0 730 0.00 %
Mechi 1,575,000 1,064,000 22,700 26,700 124,000 70 308,000 0.00 %
Narayani 3,095,000 2,426,000 297,000 40,700 301,000 80 10,300 0.00 %
Rapti 1,323,000 1,259,000 5,500 15,200 39,200 0 1,930 0.00 %
Sagarmatha 2,038,000 1,637,000 99,200 15,300 140,000 0 141,000 0.00 %
Seti 1,626,000 1,586,000 4,500 14,300 18,600 30 2,400 0.00 %
Country:   28,492,000 23,624,000 1,069,000 355,000 2,246,000 900 806,000 1.25 %
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Nepal
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  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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Nepal Statistics
People Groups 285
Unreached People Groups 275  (96.5%)
Population 28,492,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 25,742,000  (90.3%)
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent * 1.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 711
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 4,274,000
Persecution Ranking 32 (1=High to 50=Low OD)