Khaling in Nepal

The Khaling have only been reported in Nepal
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Introduction / History

It is difficult to live and survive there as there are many problems: communication, sanitation, proper health care, absence and unavailability of machinery, increasing scarcity of land suitable for cultivation, deforestation, access to alternative fuel for cooking. More than 80% of the Nepali people depend on traditional farming and keeping of a minimum of livestock in the hilly regions of the country. For time immemorial, the Khaling people have been living in the valley of the DudhKosi in the villages of Basa, Kaku, Waku, Pawai, Jubing and Taksindo VDC.

Their ancestors used to go to the Namche Bazaar, the entry for the great expeditions in the Himalayan Mountains to barter grain for salt from Tibet. They also went to Darjeeling and Sikkim to earn money and see a foreign country while working in the tea gardens, as carriers of oranges or in road building and cutting of timber. Others enlisted in the Gurkha regiments of the British and Indian Armies. With the money they earned, they usually bought clothes and jewelry for their families. In this way, they could augment their meager income from farming.


Where Are they Located?

The Khaling Rai people settle on both sides of the DudhKosi, a river that comes from a glacier at the foot of Mt. Everest which in Nepal is called Sagarmatha. Nepal is a landlocked country between China and India. There are lower hills in the south and the Himalaya range in the north. Viewing the natural beautiful mountain flora and fauna touches our hearts deeply beyond measure. On the other hand, this area is remote and difficult to pass.


What Are Their Lives Like?

More recently, since the introduction of democracy in 1989, many Khaling moved to Kathmandu to find a job or to study. Many also go to the Middle East or to Malaysia to work as laborers. The traditional way of farming and keeping of livestock is not efficient but people are not open to experiment and innovate. But migrating to the cities or abroad will not solve the problem of poverty of those remaining in the villages. But people doing agriculture and living in villages are still needed. It is true; life in the villages is still backward in many ways. Only recently, people have seen the value of proper latrines for their health.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of continued cutting of trees, the hillsides have become bare and landslides during the monsoon rains are common and destructive. Transportation is also a problem. Recently, with use of bulldozers, roads have been carved out of the hillsides. But many of these new roads lack proper planning and engineering so that they are easily washed away during the monsoon. Therefore, many of these roads do more damage than they provide accessibility to the remote areas.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Khaling
People Name in Country Khaling
World Population 1,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names खलिंग
People ID 20744
ROP3 Code 104476
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kosi
600
Sagarmatha
400
Mechi
300
Bagmati
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Kosi 600
  Sagarmatha 400
  Mechi 300
  Bagmati 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Khaling (1,500 speakers)
Language Code klr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
30
Primary Language Khaling (1,500 speakers)
Language Code klr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 30
People Groups Speaking Khaling

Primary Language:  Khaling

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1973-1977)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2011)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Kirati
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
30.42 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
14.21 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
55.37 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.