The Nepalese who came to live in Hong Kong were Gurkhas who were part of the British military. They began service in the British military in the nineteenth century. When China became rulers of Hong Kong in 1997 they allowed them to stay.
The Nepalese started coming to Hong Kong in the 1970s. They are growing in numbers and have their own NGOs that help the Nepalese in Hong Kong. Though they have Hong Kong identity, they are classed as Nepalese nationals.
Many of the Nepalese are building workers and security guards. A lot of them live in the Yau Tsim Mong and Yuen Long regions. They live mostly in housing for large families as they like to be together and if they lived in government housing this would not be so.
The Nepalese have different ethnic languages as well as speaking in Nepali. Nepalese students can apply for welfare help with their education though there is no guarantee that their education will get them work afterwards. The Nepalese workers do tend to be less well paid in general compared to the Hong Kong workers. There are also language differences that cause problems. Many Nepalese cannot speak Cantonese well.
The Nepalese have their own newspapers in Nepalese such as Everest Weekly. Hinduism is their main religion.
* Pray that the Nepalese in Hong Kong would come to Jesus Christ with whom there is equality.
* Pray that Christian articles could appear in their newspapers.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Nepalese|
|People Name in Country||Nepali, general|
|Population in China, Hong Kong||16,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Eastern Pahari, Gurkha, Gurkhali, Gurung, Nepalese, Eastern, Paharia, नेपलीज़|
|Primary Language||Nepali (16,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||npi Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Nepali|
Primary Language: Nepali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1821-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.90 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|