Nepali in Finland


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Nepal and Finland established diplomatic relations in 1974. Relations between the two countries have been marked by friendship and cooperation.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Educated Nepalis in Finland work as engineers, managers and teachers. Students sometimes work on the side as cooks and waiters. Unskilled workers immigrating to Finland are required to pay for their jobs, and compensation for their work is often minimal. Sometimes they must accept the salary offered so they can pay back loans. This circumstance makes life and living difficult.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nepalis in Finland are largely Hindus, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping to gain protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

Nepalis in Finland are unengaged and unreached with the good news of salvation. Their largest need is to know their creator God, who has made provisions for the penalty of their sins so they can have a lifechanging relationship with Him.


Prayer Points

Pray for believers to take the good news to Nepali families in Finland. Pray for Nepali families to become carriers of God’s provision to Nepali and Finnish people in Finland. Pray for church plants that will bring light to a spiritually dark place.


Scripture Prayers for the Nepali, general in Finland.


References

https://kathmandupost.com/investigations/2019/04/19/inside-the-ugly-world-of-nepali-restaurants-in-finland
https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/latest-news/finland-restaurant-owners-found-guilty-of-human-trafficking-exploiting-fellow-nepali-workers/
https://www.facebook.com/Finnish-Nepalese-Society-185438048158952/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nepalese
People Name in Country Nepali, general
Natural Name Nepali
Population this Country 3,900
Population all Countries 860,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Eastern Pahari; Gurkha; Gurkhali; Gurung; Nepalese, Eastern; Paharia; नेपलीज़
People ID 13317
ROP3 Code 107204
Country Finland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Finland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Nepali (3,900 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nepali (3,900 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  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.00 %
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 - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more