Nepali, general in United States

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Nepalese in the United States are Americans who have their origins in Nepal. They began to come to America in the last century. They are usually called Nepalis here. Their main ethnic groups are Paharis, Madhesis and Tharus.

Many Nepalese emigrated because of poor conditions in Nepal due to the Nepalese Civil War. Many live in New York. They have social, religious and cultural celebrations such as the Nepali New Year. The Nepali Bhasi from Bhutan have come to live in America too.

The Nepalese in America are mainly Hindus by religion. They speak Nepali, English and other languages also.

Prayer Points

* Pray that American Christians will help lead the Nepalese in the USA to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-05-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-05-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-05-18
People Name General Nepalese
People Name in Country Nepali, general
Population in United States 56,000
World Population 771,100
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Eastern Pahari, Gurkha, Gurkhali, Gurung, Nepalese, Eastern, Paharia, नेपलीज़
People ID 13317
ROP3 Code 107204

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Nepali (56,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (56,000 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
Possible Print Bibles
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 (
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-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 *
16.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.80 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
79.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
84.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
1.0 %
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