Khambu in Nepal


Population
700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Khambu people (aka, Rai) were nature worshippers. They worshipped objects of nature such as trees, rivers and animals, but they also worshipped their ancestors. Later Hinduism was forced upon them by outsiders.


Where Are they Located?

The Khambu people live in three countries. Most are either in India or Nepal, but a small number live in Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Living in a mountainous part of the world, the Khambu people are isolated from the rest of the world. Farming is necessary, but it is very difficult. Like the peoples around them, the Khambu people depend on their livestock for milk and meat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Today the Khambu people are mainly Hindu. Today there is an interest in the Buddhist religion among the Khambu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khambu people need help making more than a bare-bones living in their mountainous homeland.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual openness and a desire for relationship with a holy, righteous God.
* Pray for the opportunity to hear of the finished work of Christ in Khambu communities.
* Pray that despite their remote mountainous location that believers will take them the gospel and many will be willing to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17148/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17148/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khambu
People Name in Country Khambu
Population in Nepal 700
World Population 334,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Janiar, खंबू
People ID 17148
ROP3 Code 112497
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Mechi
(600)
Bagmati
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 2
  Mechi (600)
  Bagmati (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (600 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bantawa
(100)
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (600 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bantawa (100)
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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