Lunia (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
67,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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People Name General Lunia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lunia (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 67,000
World Population 3,268,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Agri, Behari, Bihari, Chauhan, Chunari, Hindustani, Jhumaria Parmer, Kharwat, Lonari, Londhari, Lunia, Luniya, Luniyar, Mungar, Murha, Nonia, Noniar, Noongar, Nungar, Nunia, Nuniya, Paschinafati, Sambhri, Sambhri Chauhan, Tel Julaha, Teli Julaha, Uppar, लूनिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17391
ROP3 Code 112789
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Lunia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups on file 6
Largest Subgroups
Chauhan
4,200
Bachgoti
3,200
Awadhia
200
Bind
200
Kharaut
200
Maghaiya
200
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Lunia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 6
  Chauhan 4,200
  Bachgoti 3,200
  Awadhia 200
  Bind 200
  Kharaut 200
  Maghaiya 200
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Narayani
29,000
Janakpur
27,000
Kosi
8,000
Mechi
1,200
Sagarmatha
500
Bagmati
300
Gandaki
100
Seti
100
Lumbini
100
Bheri
90
Rapti
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Narayani 29,000
  Janakpur 27,000
  Kosi 8,000
  Mechi 1,200
  Sagarmatha 500
  Bagmati 300
  Gandaki 100
  Seti 100
  Lumbini 100
  Bheri 90
  Rapti 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (48,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
20,000
Nepali
500
Angika
500
Hindi
200
Awadhi
200
Magahi
80
Dotyali
60
Other People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Language Maithili (48,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 20,000
  Nepali 500
  Angika 500
  Hindi 200
  Awadhi 200
  Magahi 80
  Dotyali 60
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.




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