Kumal in Nepal


Population
117,000
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 117,000
World Population 120,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
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
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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
(17,000)
Rapti
(12,000)
Bagmati
(8,600)
Kosi
(4,400)
Janakpur
(3,000)
Mechi
(2,900)
Bheri
(2,400)
Dhaulagiri
(2,100)
Seti
(1,700)
Karnali
(900)
Sagarmatha
(800)
Mahakali
(500)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Lumbini (40,000)
  Gandaki (21,000)
  Narayani (17,000)
  Rapti (12,000)
  Bagmati (8,600)
  Kosi (4,400)
  Janakpur (3,000)
  Mechi (2,900)
  Bheri (2,400)
  Dhaulagiri (2,100)
  Seti (1,700)
  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)
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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
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-in-Your-Language
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
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.12 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  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 Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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