Kulung in Nepal

The Kulung have only been reported in Nepal
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Introduction / History

The Kulung of Nepal have their own language and culture. They live in the Solukhumbu district of Sagarmatha Zone in east Nepal. They are a part of the Kirat people. Some were in the British military in the two World Wars.

The Kulung are exogamous, permitting marriage outside of their group. They are not allowed to marry within five generations of the mothers and seven generations of the fathers. Some of them are Hindus, some Buddhists and others follow the Kiranti religion. They bury the dead.

The Kulung are difficult to get to due to lack of suitable roads and this could be an obstacle to the gospel. There is a lack of electricity, clean drinking water and a lack of health services.

The Kulung work in agriculture and grow maize and millet. They fish and hunt. There is a lack of food due to poor land growing conditions and they have to migrate to get agricultural work.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Nepalese Christians will help lead the Kulung to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their material needs will be met too.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/kulung people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kulung
People Name in Country Kulung
World Population 27,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कुलुंग
People ID 20745
ROP3 Code 105381
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 5
Largest States
Kosi
17,000
Sagarmatha
9,100
Mechi
800
Bagmati
300
Dhaulagiri
10
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 5
  Kosi 17,000
  Sagarmatha 9,100
  Mechi 800
  Bagmati 300
  Dhaulagiri 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kulung (27,000 speakers)
Language Code kle   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
200
Primary Language Kulung (27,000 speakers)
Language Code kle   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 200
People Groups Speaking Kulung

Primary Language:  Kulung

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1976)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Kirati
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
14.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
23.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
61.77 %
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.


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