Language:  Nepali

Estimated Global Speakers

16,921,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

79

Scripture Status

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Map Notes
Primary Language
(79 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adibasi Janajati Nepal 1,300
Badhi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 44,000
 Baha'i Nepal 1,300
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 277,000
 Baramu Nepal 8,900
Bardai Nepal 1,000
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 300
 Bhote Nepal 15,000
 Bhotia India 134,000
 Brahmin Hill Nepal 3,645,000
 Byansi India 1,100
 Chepang India 1,300
 Chhantyal Nepal 13,000
 Chhetri Bhutan 4,300
 Chhetri India 291,000
 Chhetri Nepal 4,982,000
 Christian Nepal 800
Churaute Nepal 2,800
 Darjee Bhutan 1,900
 Darjee India 56,000
 Darjee Nepal 534,000
 Dura Nepal 6,000
Gandharva India 600
Gandharva Nepal 7,900
 Gangai India 5,500
 Gangai Nepal 43,000
 Gharti Nepal 134,000
 Gurung Ghaleg Bhutan 9,700
 Gurung Ghaleg India 126,000
 Kamar Nepal 1,800
 Kami Bhutan 800
 Kami India 109,000
 Kami Nepal 1,425,000
Khambu Nepal 800
 Khas India 61,000
 Khas Nepal 19,000
 Kumal India 4,200
 Kumal Nepal 137,000
Kusunda Nepal 300
 Magar India 406,000
 Magar Nepal 2,141,000
 Majhi Nepal 95,000
 Mugal Nepal 300
 Nepalese, Gurkha Brunei 2,100
 Nepali, general United Arab Emirates 101,000
 Nepali, general Australia 133,000
 Nepali, general Myanmar (Burma) 299,000
 Nepali, general Canada 8,300
 Nepali, general Finland 4,000
 Nepali, general Malaysia 241,000
 Nepali, general New Zealand 2,700
 Nepali, general China, Hong Kong 17,000
 Nepali, general United States 58,000
 Newah Bangladesh 1,000
 Newah Bhutan 3,600
 Newah India 189,000
 Pahari Nepal 16,000
 Rai India 143,000
 Rai Nepal 702,000
Sarbaria Nepal 3,700
 Sarki Bhutan 1,600
 Sarki India 32,000
 Sarki Nepal 426,000
 Sherpa India 44,000
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 69,000
 Siyar Nepal 600
 Sunuwar India 96,000
 Tamang Bhutan 9,200
 Tamang India 264,000
 Tangbe Nepal 700
 Thakali India 1,600
 Thakali Nepal 13,000
 Thakuri India 39,000
 Thakuri Nepal 482,000
 Thami India 2,700
 Tharu Khawas Nepal 1,800
 Yakkha Bhutan 200
 Yakthumba, Limbu Bhutan 1,800
 Yakthumba, Limbu India 150,000
  Totals:  79     69
Secondary Language
(317 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi India 81,000
Adi Gallong India 21,000
 Adi Minyong India 28,000
Adi Padam India 16,000
 Ahar Nepal 2,300
 Aka India 13,000
 Amat Nepal 3,400
 Anal India 26,000
 Angami India 185,000
 Ansari Nepal 50,000
 Ao India 273,000
 Arakh Nepal 700
 Arleng India 590,000
Asur India 38,000
 Ath Pahariya Nepal 6,700
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 37,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,600
 Baha'i India 15,000
Bahing Nepal 3,200
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) Nepal 18,000
 Bahra Gaunle Nepal 500
 Baiga India 672,000
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 29,000
 Bania Bhutan 3,900
 Bania Agarwal Nepal 21,000
 Bania unspecified Nepal 124,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,123,000
 Bankariya Nepal 600
 Bantar Nepal 62,000
 Bantawa Nepal 5,100
 Bari (Hindu traditions) Nepal 11,000
 Barman India 8,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 653,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 27,000
Bedia (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,400
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,500
 Bharia Bhumia India 377,000
 Bhattra India 367,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,436,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 143,000
Bhoi Mallah Mewat Nepal 8,500
 Bhoksa India 69,000
 Bhotia Sikkim Bhutan 6,200
 Bhotia Sikkim India 81,000
 Bhuiya unspecified India 1,741,000
 Bhumij India 1,318,000
 Bind Nepal 83,000
Birhor India 24,000
 Bodh (Buddhist traditions) India 137,000
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,855,000
Bori India 3,900
 Bote-Majhi Nepal 13,000
 Brahmin Bhutan 6,200
 Brahmin Bhumihar Nepal 19,000
 Brahmin Bohara Nepal 1,200
 Brahmin Gaur Nepal 8,000
 Brahmin Joshi Nepal 2,400
 Brahmin Kanaujia Nepal 7,200
 Brahmin Khandelwal Nepal 2,200
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi Nepal 3,300
 Brahmin Saraswat Nepal 3,100
 Brahmin Terai Nepal 118,000
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,453,000
 Bru India 242,000
Bujur India 3,000
 Byansi Nepal 4,700
 Chakhesang India 185,000
 Chakma India 258,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 365,000
 Chamling Nepal 7,300
 Chang India 76,000
 Chaudhari, tribal India 357,000
 Chenchu India 81,000
 Chepang, Tsepang Nepal 78,000
 Chero India 187,000
 Chidimar Nepal 5,000
 Chik Baraik India 139,000
 Chin Mara India 51,000
 Chothe India 4,400
 Christian India 1,481,000
 Danuwar Rai Nepal 95,000
 Darai Nepal 20,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,400
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 23,000
 Deori India 62,000
Dhandi Nepal 2,200
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,280,000
 Dhanuk Nepal 249,000
 Dharkar Nepal 3,000
 Dhimal Nepal 31,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 127,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,000
 Dhodia India 801,000
 Dolpa Nepal 4,700
 Domar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000
 Dura India 3,600
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) Nepal 237,000
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) Nepal 9,100
Gaddi (Hindu traditions) India 275,000
 Gamit India 537,000
 Gangte India 25,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,289,000
 Gharti India 25,000
 Gond unspecified India 10,034,000
 Gorait India 12,000
 Gosain Nepal 1,900
Gurung Ghale Nepal 26,000
 Gurung Ghaleg Bangladesh 1,200
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 597,000
Gyalsumdo Nepal 400
 Hajam Nepal 42,000
 Hajang India 87,000
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,900
 Halba India 859,000
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 95,000
 Haomei India 78,000
 Hayu Nepal 3,400
 Hmar India 115,000
 Ho India 1,263,000
Hojai India 4,900
 Illemei India 113,000
 Jad India 2,600
 Jamatia India 98,000
Jatapu India 167,000
 Jaunsari India 110,000
 Jirel Nepal 6,500
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,100
Juang India 56,000
 Kachari Dimasa India 171,000
 Kachari Sonwal India 328,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 62,000
 Kahha India 63,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) India 2,655,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 128,000
 Kalwar Jaiswal Nepal 6,500
Kalwar Sunri Nepal 9,200
 Kanaura India 63,000
 Kandha Gauda India 31,000
 Kandu Nepal 146,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,400
Karmali India 153,000
 Kawar India 1,176,000
 Kawar Nepal 1,400
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 51,000
 Khaling Nepal 1,700
Khambu Bhutan 1,400
Khambu India 369,000
 Kharwar India 667,000
 Khas Bhutan 1,000
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,468,000
 Khatwa Nepal 116,000
 Khiamniungan India 73,000
 Kisan India 1,912,000
 Kisan Nepal 2,500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) India 59,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) India 9,582,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 347,000
 Kokna India 1,272,000
 Kol India 2,069,000
 Kolowar India 283,000
 Kom India 21,000
 Konda Dhora India 274,000
 Konyak India 282,000
 Kori India 3,039,000
 Korwa India 527,000
 Kui Khond India 1,560,000
 Kuki Chin India 159,000
 Kulung Nepal 31,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 72,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,316,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 262,000
 Lahaula India 3,400
 Lamkang India 9,300
 Larke Nepal 200
 Lhomi India 1,900
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa Nepal 1,300
 Loba Bhutan 2,200
 Loba Nepal 3,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 152,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 117,000
Lohara India 313,000
 Lotha India 208,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 79,000
 Magar Bhutan 2,800
 Mahali India 96,000
 Mahli India 479,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 31,088,000
 Majhi India 142,000
 Majhwar India 219,000
 Mali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) Nepal 196,000
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,100
Malto India 223,000
 Maramei India 33,000
Maring India 32,000
 Marma India 55,000
 Mech India 64,000
 Mech Nepal 5,600
 Meena India 5,462,000
Mewahang Nepal 4,400
Miniyong India 9,300
 Miri India 809,000
 Miyan Nepal 34,000
 Mizo India 169,000
Mizo Fanai India 17,000
Mizo Lushai India 665,000
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000
 Monpa India 47,000
 Monpa Dirang India 8,400
 Munda India 4,334,000
 Murao (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,000
Murasing India 17,000
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 266,000
 Naga India 22,000
 Naga Tangkhul India 234,000
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) India 175,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 134,000
 Newah Nepal 1,498,000
 Nissi India 46,000
 Oraon India 5,270,000
 Paite (Christian traditions) India 94,000
Paite Simte India 9,200
Pangwala India 21,000
 Pardhan India 373,000
 Pardhi India 427,000
Parhaiya India 36,000
Parja unspecified India 387,000
Pasi India 1,200
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,500
Pawi India 62,000
 Pinjara Nepal 20,000
 Pnar India 327,000
 Pochury India 27,000
 Poumai India 151,000
 Puroik India 5,200
 Qassab Nepal 1,900
 Qazi Nepal 12,000
 Rabha India 434,000
 Rai Bhutan 3,900
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 4,968,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 131,000
 Rajbhar Nepal 12,000
Rajdhob Nepal 15,000
Raji Nepal 5,300
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,285,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) Nepal 43,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) Nepal 12,000
 Rajput Khasiya India 156,000
 Raute Nepal 1,000
 Rengma India 81,000
 Rongkup Bhutan 3,000
 Rongkup India 79,000
 Rongkup Nepal 4,600
 Rongmei India 116,000
Sampang Nepal 1,700
 Sangtam India 90,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 8,956,000
 Saora unspecified India 936,000
Sauria Paharia India 62,000
 Sayyid Nepal 75,000
 Sema India 288,000
 Shaikh Nepal 927,000
 Shaikh Qureshi Nepal 20,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 71,108,000
 Sherdukpen India 4,100
 Sherpa Bhutan 9,900
 Sherpa Nepal 125,000
 Sherpa Helambu Nepal 2,900
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,194,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 74,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 106,000
 Sunuwar Nepal 64,000
Tagin India 73,000
 Tai Man India 6,800
 Tajpuriya Nepal 22,000
 Tamang Bangladesh 700
 Tamang Nepal 1,740,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 91,000
Tangsa India 18,000
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) Nepal 119,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 419,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) Nepal 14,000
 Thadou India 255,000
 Thakali Marphali Nepal 2,100
Thakali Tin Gaule Nepal 500
 Thakkar India 687,000
Thakuria Nepal 2,800
 Thami Nepal 33,000
 Tharu India 528,000
 Tharu Rana India 15,000
 Tharu Rana Nepal 236,000
 Tharu unspecified Nepal 1,734,000
Thulung Nepal 3,800
 Tibetan, Bhotia Nepal 3,000
 Tipera India 808,000
 Tiwa India 301,000
 Tokpegola Nepal 1,700
 Uchoi India 3,000
 Vaiphei India 54,000
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,500
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,500
 Walang Nepal 1,400
 Walang, Bantawa Bhutan 3,600
 Wancho India 76,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,552,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,031,000
 Yadav Dhindhor Nepal 18,000
 Yadav Gaoli Nepal 92,000
 Yadav Rawat Nepal 11,000
 Yakkha India 6,400
 Yakkha Nepal 27,000
 Yakthumba, Limbu Nepal 439,000
Yamphu Nepal 7,900
 Yehlmo Nepal 12,000
 Yenadi India 784,000
 Yimchungra India 80,000
 Zeliang India 122,000
  Totals:  317     230

Language Alternate Names
Baitadeli (Baitadi)
Bajura
Bajurali
Bajurali (Bajura)
Darchulali
Darchulali (Darjula)
Darchuli (Darjula)
Darjula
Eastern Pahadi
Eastern Pahari
Gorkhali
Gurkhali
Khaskura
Lhotshammikha
Nepalese
Parbate
Parbatiya

Dialects
Acchami
Achhami
Baitadeli
Baitadi
Bajhangi
Bajurali
Bajureli
Bheri
Bhutan
Dadeldhuri
Dailekhi
Darchulali
Darchulee
Darchuleli
Darchuli
Darjeeling
Gandakeli
Gorkhali
Humli
Kalikot
Kathmandu
Nepali
Palpa
Pokhara
Purbeli
Soradi

Dialect Alternate Names
Acchami
Bahasa Nepal
Bajura
Bhasa Purbi
Darjula
Eastern Pahari
Gorkhali
Gurkhali
Khas
Khas Kura
Khaskura
Nepalais
Nepalees
Nepalese
Nepali: Acchami
Nepali: Achhami
Nepali: Baitadi
Nepali: Bajhangi
Nepali: Bajurali
Nepali: Bhutan
Nepali: Darchulee
Nepali: Darjeeling
Nepali: Gorkhali
Nepali: Kalikot
Nepali: Kathmandu
Nepali: Palpa
Nepali: Pokhara
Nepali: Pokhra
Parbate
Parbati Bhasa
Parbatiya
Pokhra
Purbi
Purwi
Purwi/Purbi


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