Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

275

People Groups Unreached

265 (96.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

28,495,000

Population in Unreached

25,743,000 (90.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent **

1.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.3%
Map Notes
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Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents **
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abdul 1,200 63,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahar 1,900 1,461,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Amat 2,900 260,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ansari 41,000 16,698,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Apapanthi 200 28,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arakh 600 602,000 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 6,590,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,200 685,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 36,000 116,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 400 39,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 900 268,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baha'i 1,100 26,000 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) 15,000 845,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahra Gaunle 400 400 Bine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 224,000 3,978,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 % 4
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 24,000 90,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 % 1
 Bania 132,000 29,630,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bania Agarwal 17,000 4,888,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agrahari 2,100 322,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,000 497,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Kath 200 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 800 209,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahesri 800 367,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahur 1,100 879,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Oswal 600 424,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 2,600 129,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Unai 700 60,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bankariya 500 500 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bantar 52,000 190,000 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 7,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 8,800 647,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 22,000 587,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,000 31,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 200 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 1,921,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 7,000 46,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 220,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 3,400 2,013,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 700 1,215,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 800 1,405,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 144,000 6,625,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) 200 14,000 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Ghogra 600 54,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kamti 1,100 31,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi Kharbind 9,200 530,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kharot 6,000 186,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Nikhad 1,900 64,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhote 12,000 12,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 % 1
 Bind 69,000 1,079,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Brahmin 3,157,000 63,721,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 63
 Brahmin Bhumihar 16,000 2,807,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bohara 1,100 37,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.29 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 7,000 3,030,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Hill 3,023,000 3,023,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 60
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,300 484,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 361,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,000 4,250,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Khandelwal 1,800 277,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maha 700 183,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 3,200 1,612,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 470,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Sanadhya 500 2,727,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 2,600 581,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sawaria 5,400 4,204,000 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 48,617,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 6
Chamling 6,100 6,100 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 4,125,000 4,394,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 82
 Chidimar 4,200 4,700 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Christian 700 1,295,000 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 31,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Darjee 442,000 498,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 9
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 7,000 2,940,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 19,000 1,471,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 214,000 46,963,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % 4
Devhar 900 18,000 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 4,530,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Dhanuk Dhankar 6,000 81,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharhi (Hindu traditions) 100 25,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharkar 2,500 143,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhimal 25,000 30,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 103,000 12,476,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 6,700 2,203,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dolpa 3,900 3,900 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,348,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,500 194,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dura 5,000 8,100 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 196,000 5,898,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 % 4
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 7,500 6,642,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) 900 487,000 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 1,200 835,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 900 329,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gosain 1,600 1,568,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 487,000 608,000 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 2,200 1,066,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hajam 35,000 4,601,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,000 11,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 79,000 1,569,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Halwai Maira 1,500 133,000 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 19,563,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 900 9,466,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jirel 5,400 5,400 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 900 3,808,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kagate 600 2,600 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 51,000 8,339,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 800 2,372,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 900 3,966,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 119,000 3,931,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 2
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 800 58,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 600 65,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 700 49,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar Jaiswal 5,400 982,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 1,500 33,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 1,179,000 1,285,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 24
 Kandu 120,000 2,526,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 % 2
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 215,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 1,200 1,005,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 42,000 9,716,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 % 1
Kayastha Karan 800 712,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha Sribastab 1,000 970,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khaling 1,400 1,400 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 700 341,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 500 773,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 16,000 82,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 700 2,282,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatwa 96,000 372,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Kisan 2,100 1,643,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,500 169,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.63 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 287,000 8,565,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 % 6
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,200 2,345,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 11,000 2,640,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuchbandia 300 35,000 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 16,022,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
Kumhar Magahia 1,100 177,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 217,000 19,450,000 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 61,000 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 6,732,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 97,000 9,779,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 800 2,795,000 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 3,310,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Magar 1,771,000 2,124,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 35
 Majhi 78,000 200,000 Maithili Hinduism 2.95 % 2
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,100 1,827,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 14,000 10,109,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 162,000 3,470,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 % 3
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,300 329,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 1,800 24,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,300 299,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manihar 1,400 645,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 4,600 61,000 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 3,139,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda, Horo 2,100 3,870,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 1,700 2,390,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 220,000 3,297,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.50 % 4
Naaba 600 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nachhiring 6,700 6,700 Nachering Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 111,000 12,102,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 % 2
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 1,200 8,132,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 2,900 517,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 168,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,239,000 1,413,000 Newar Hinduism 0.92 % 25
Nubri 1,400 1,400 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Dhangar 37,000 4,678,000 Kurux, Nepali Hinduism 2.94 % 1
 Pahari 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 8,600 11,817,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 3,700 7,853,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Phri 600 1,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 17,000 3,654,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 1,600 2,184,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 9,600 761,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 580,000 711,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 108,000 6,638,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.40 % -
 Rajbhar 10,000 86,000 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 46,269,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 20,908,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,200 118,000 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 2,948,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 1,800 844,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Marwadi 100 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Nau 1,100 274,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,100 300,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Saithwar 500 483,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 900 2,200 Raute Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 3,900 1,081,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,800 83,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % 1
Sahisia 200 9,100 Maithili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sampang 1,400 1,400 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Hor 48,000 8,405,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,500 997,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,100 3,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 352,000 382,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 % 7
 Sayyid 62,000 17,371,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 767,000 235,487,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Shaikh Qureshi 16,000 8,762,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 103,000 153,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.24 % 2
 Sherpa Helambu 2,400 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % 1
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 57,000 364,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 62,000 7,911,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 87,000 1,511,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 % 2
 Sunuwar 53,000 137,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 % 1
 Tajpuriya 18,000 18,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Tamang 1,438,000 1,681,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.62 % -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 76,000 2,171,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 800 248,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 99,000 5,084,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 2
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 346,000 19,436,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 7
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 1,600 4,638,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 12,000 582,000 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 398,000 432,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % 8
Thakuria 2,400 13,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thami 27,000 30,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Tharu 1,629,000 2,150,000 Tharu, Kathariya Hinduism 3.41 % 33
Tharu Khawas 1,500 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 1.94 % 1
 Tharu Rana 195,000 208,000 Tharu, Kathariya Hinduism 1.08 % 4
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 600 327,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thulung 3,200 3,200 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,500 1,086,000 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) 5,400 6,389,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang 1,200 7,200 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 989,000 60,814,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 20
 Yadav Dhindhor 15,000 1,572,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Gaoli 76,000 5,180,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Yadav Gola 4,300 4,982,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 28,000 4,958,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Rawat 8,900 1,471,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 23,000 29,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 363,000 511,000 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:  275 28,495,000       265   1.27 % 0.00 % 701 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 114,000                
  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 4,273,000 188 179 95.2 % 3,421,000 80.1 % 8
Bheri 1,837,000 161 154 95.7 % 1,818,000 99.0 % 5
Dhaulagiri 615,000 61 57 93.4 % 603,000 98.0 % 4
Gandaki 1,755,000 132 125 94.7 % 1,465,000 83.5 % 6
Janakpur 2,881,000 164 156 95.1 % 2,674,000 92.8 % 6
Karnali 551,000 48 44 91.7 % 535,000 97.1 % 6
Kosi 2,389,000 181 171 94.5 % 2,020,000 84.6 % 6
Lumbini 3,193,000 186 178 95.7 % 3,146,000 98.5 % 7
Mahakali 1,114,000 93 89 95.7 % 1,108,000 99.5 % 4
Mechi 1,575,000 139 130 93.5 % 1,263,000 80.2 % 4
Narayani 3,097,000 165 158 95.8 % 2,712,000 87.6 % 5
Rapti 1,324,000 108 103 95.4 % 1,317,000 99.5 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,039,000 166 158 95.2 % 1,813,000 88.9 % 6
Seti 1,627,000 126 120 95.2 % 1,621,000 99.6 % 5
Country:   28,495,000 275 265 96.4 % 25,743,000 90.3 % 77

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 1,014.8 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 2,645.8 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 705.1 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 408.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
28,495,000
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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 17 17 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 Translation Needed
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 1 1 Complete Bible
Kurux, Nepali kxl 1 1 Bible Portions
Kyerung kgy 1 1 Translation Needed
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 82 81 New Testament
Marwari rwr 2 2 New Testament
Mewahang, Eastern emg 1 1 Translation Needed
Naaba nao 1 1 Translation Needed
Nachering ncd 1 1 Translation Needed
Nepalese Sign Language nsp 1 1 Translation Needed
Nepali npi 40 38 Complete Bible
Newar new 1 1 New Testament
Nubri kte 2 2 Unspecified
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rajbanshi rjs 3 2 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 32 32 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1 Translation Needed
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: 64 275 265   16 19 29 56 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Bagmati 4,273,000 3,324,000 23,400 103,000 786,000 90 25,700 2.41 %
Bheri 1,837,000 1,685,000 92,300 29,700 27,600 50 790 1.62 %
Dhaulagiri 615,000 551,000 1,070 3,730 53,500 0 1,020 0.61 %
Gandaki 1,755,000 1,484,000 11,000 26,600 215,000 10 3,990 1.51 %
Janakpur 2,881,000 2,388,000 194,000 12,100 234,000 0 9,380 0.42 %
Karnali 551,000 520,000 100 3,440 25,900 0 1,140 0.62 %
Kosi 2,389,000 1,731,000 121,000 32,500 165,000 550 297,000 1.36 %
Lumbini 3,193,000 2,863,000 196,000 19,800 109,000 30 3,010 0.62 %
Mahakali 1,114,000 1,095,000 370 12,300 6,880 0 740 1.11 %
Mechi 1,575,000 1,064,000 22,700 26,800 124,000 70 308,000 1.70 %
Narayani 3,097,000 2,425,000 297,000 40,800 301,000 80 10,300 1.32 %
Rapti 1,324,000 1,260,000 5,540 15,200 39,200 0 1,930 1.15 %
Sagarmatha 2,039,000 1,634,000 99,300 15,300 140,000 0 141,000 0.75 %
Seti 1,627,000 1,587,000 4,570 14,300 18,700 30 2,410 0.88 %
Country:   28,495,000 23,611,000 1,068,000 356,000 2,246,000 900 806,000 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 275
Unreached People Groups 265  (96.4%)
Population 28,495,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 25,743,000  (90.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 701
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent 1.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
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)

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.