Nepali, general in Canada


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Nepalis are not defined by language, but by their citizenship and their allegiance to the nation state of Nepal. Though they have a trade language that has various names, you can't take one language and call it Nepali per se.

The original "Nepalis" came hundreds of years ago from India, Tibet, and Central Asia.

In prehistoric days a Hindu sage by the name of Ne established himself in the Kathmandu Valley, which has always been the center of Nepali civilization. He meditated and taught there. He was also the protector, or "pali" of this land. Thus, the term, Ne-pali began. This land is high in the Himalayan Mountains, north of India. They share the Hindu religion with their Indian neighbors.


Where Are they Located?

Nepali immigrants to Canada are mostly found in the province of Ontario, and the city of Toronto.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Nepalis came to Canada for better economic opportunities and professional fulfilment. They hold all kinds of professional positions in business, banking, forestry, and medicine. Many Nepalis in Canada are students. There is a small number of them who came through the Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada) to join Canada's military forces.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nepalis are defined by their religion, Hinduism. Though there are many Tibetan Buddhist peoples in Nepal, these people are from other people groups. Nepali Hindus have the same caste system as Hindu Indian society.

Hinduism is a diverse religion which can involve devotion to one or two gods, or to many. The Vedas are the closest thing to sacred literature in Hinduism.


What Are Their Needs?

Nepali Hindus need hearts that are open to having their spiritual needs fulfilled by none other than Jesus Christ, the only savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nepali, general in Canada.

* Pray for Canadian and Nepali believers to reach out to these people who need a relationship with the only savior.
* Pray that God will open their hearts to Christian materials found on the Internet.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among Nepalis in North America.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13317/CA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalese_Canadians
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalis
https://www.reference.com/world-view/large-nepalese-community-canada-320ae20f3f2f59aa
http://www.nccs.ca/
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xodhkh_canada-life-of-nepalese-people-nrntv-com_shortfilms


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Nepalese
People Name in Country Nepali, general
World Population 777,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Eastern Pahari, Gurkha, Gurkhali, Gurung, Nepalese, Eastern, Paharia, नेपलीज़
People ID 13317
ROP3 Code 107204
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Nepali (8,100 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nepali (8,100 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met
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 Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
10.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source travelwayoflife  Creative Commons 
Map Source Joshua Project / GMI  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more