Kumal in Nepal


Population
116,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Kumals are regarded as one of the ancient indigenous peoples/nationalities of Nepal. They are scattered in various areas of the country. The traditional occupation of Kumals is making clay pots. Recently, they have become dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. Women have equal status with men. They worship their family god, Same (god of beasts), snake gods and goddesses, Banaskhandi, or gods and goddesses of forests, and others.


Ministry Obstacles

The Kumal of Nepal speak over 20 languages. Evangelistic and church planting projects need to take these into account.


Outreach Ideas

Increasing numbers in Nepal are coming to know Christ in these days. Pray that some of these believers will remember to carry the good news of Jesus to the Kumal people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those who know and follow Christ among the Kumal community of Nepal. Pray they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and will be quick to repent of sin. Pray they will learn to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kumal community will be given the gift of knowledge about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, instead of created spirits.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumal
People Name in Country Kumal
Population in Nepal 116,000
World Population 119,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kumhale, कुमाल
People ID 12845
ROP3 Code 105395
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Lumbini
40,000
Gandaki
21,000
Narayani
16,000
Rapti
12,000
Bagmati
8,500
Kosi
4,300
Janakpur
3,000
Mechi
2,900
Bheri
2,400
Dhaulagiri
2,100
Seti
1,600
Karnali
900
Sagarmatha
800
Mahakali
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Lumbini 40,000
  Gandaki 21,000
  Narayani 16,000
  Rapti 12,000
  Bagmati 8,500
  Kosi 4,300
  Janakpur 3,000
  Mechi 2,900
  Bheri 2,400
  Dhaulagiri 2,100
  Seti 1,600
  Karnali 900
  Sagarmatha 800
  Mahakali 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (95,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Kumal
13,000
Bhojpuri
4,400
Dotyali
800
Maithili
600
Musasa
300
Bantawa
200
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (95,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kumal 13,000
  Bhojpuri 4,400
  Dotyali 800
  Maithili 600
  Musasa 300
  Bantawa 200
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.92 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.67 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.12 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.




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