Khas in Nepal


Population
16,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. Many Khas in Nepal today may not identify themselves as Khas, but instead will use the name of a nearby Nepali community. Many Nepali surnames have their origin in the ancient Khas kingdom. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali.


Ministry Obstacles

Even though the church is growing in Nepal there is still considerable opposition. Pray the Lord will strengthen Khas believers so they will not compromise their faith.


Outreach Ideas

It's very encouraging the Khas have a number of Christians among them. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, will grow in spiritual maturity and in numbers, and will soon be able to effectively communicate to all of their own people group how to know the living God.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Several Khas individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the census in both Nepal and India. Please pray these individuals will learn to live holy lives and be honoring to Christ in every way.


Pray for the Entire People Group

The Khas of Nepal are largely a mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also true in India and Bhutan. Please pray the Lord will send the light of the Gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Population in Nepal 16,000
World Population 87,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput, Khasa, Khasha, खास
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file: 5
Largest States
Kosi (15,000) Mechi (700) Lumbini (500)
Sagarmatha (10) Janakpur (10)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file: 5
Kosi (15,000) Mechi (700)
Lumbini (500) Sagarmatha (10)
Janakpur (10)

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Primary Language: Nepali (16,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Jumli (900) Walungge (30)
Primary Language: Nepali (16,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Jumli (900) Walungge (30)
Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
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 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-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
4.34 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.20 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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