Sunuwar in Nepal


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Introduction / History

The Sunuwar or Sunwar are Hindus who live in Nepal. They speak Sunuwar or Nepali. Some of them follow the Kirant religion. They live in the eastern hills of Nepal.

Most of the Sunuwar work in agriculture, mainly crop growing and with cattle. The educated among them often go abroad due to limited opportunities in Nepal. A few of them work in government service.

The Sunuwar have their own cultures and have many festivals. They wear traditional costumes. Some are in the military. They had a reputation for being brave and honest in World War II.

They live in Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap and Dolakha.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Sunuwar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Nepali Christians will help lead them to salvation.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwar_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sunuwar
People Name in Country Sunuwar
Population in Nepal 55,000
World Population 138,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Sunwar, Sunwari, सुनुवार
People ID 18152
ROP3 Code 113662
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)
Location in Country Ramechhap District of Janakpur Zone. Okhaldhunga District of Sagarmatha Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Janakpur
21,000
Sagarmatha
11,000
Mechi
9,300
Bagmati
5,700
Kosi
3,700
Narayani
2,000
Lumbini
1,000
Gandaki
600
Seti
500
Rapti
200
Bheri
70
Mahakali
70
Dhaulagiri
30
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)
Location in Country Ramechhap District of Janakpur Zone. Okhaldhunga District of Sagarmatha Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 13
  Janakpur 21,000
  Sagarmatha 11,000
  Mechi 9,300
  Bagmati 5,700
  Kosi 3,700
  Narayani 2,000
  Lumbini 1,000
  Gandaki 600
  Seti 500
  Rapti 200
  Bheri 70
  Mahakali 70
  Dhaulagiri 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Sunwar (38,000 speakers)
Language Code suz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Nepali
16,000
Maithili
1,100
Bantawa
600
Dotyali
400
Chamling
200
Bhojpuri
100
Rangpuri
90
Bengali
20
Other People Groups Speaking Sunwar
Primary Language Sunwar (38,000 speakers)
Language Code suz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 16,000
  Maithili 1,100
  Bantawa 600
  Dotyali 400
  Chamling 200
  Bhojpuri 100
  Rangpuri 90
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Sunwar

Primary Language:  Sunwar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sunwar
Text / Printed Matter Bible: परमप्रभु यावे आ लोव़
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
3.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.50 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.66 %
Unknown
0.17 %
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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