Nubri in Nepal

The Nubri have only been reported in Nepal
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Nubri people in Nepal live on the tallest mountain in the world. They live in a very remote and difficult to access location. Their lives have not changed for centuries.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Nubri people struggle to grow their food in their high altitude. They also shepherd yaks, goats and sheep. These animals give them meat, skins and milk. They resourcefully trade many crafted items for other needs. Their one-room homes are built of stones and wood. Women might have several husbands. Children often do not survive past age five. Despite their hardships, they are a warm and friendly people, completely unreached with the gospel to the best of our knowledge.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nubri people are Buddhist and animistic in their beliefs. They believe that plants and animals have spirits which they both revere and fear. They believe that evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion. Their Buddhist religion teaches them there is an endless cycle of reincarnation which is influenced by how they live their lives.


What Are Their Needs?

The primary need of Nubri people in Nepal is to know and understand that Almighty God has provided the full payment of the penalty of their sins through Lord Jesus Christ. Who will tell them? No Bible resources exist in the Nubri language. They have many medical, environmental and educational needs. Any servant of Christ who is willing to brave the hardships of Nubri life can reach them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nubri in Nepal.

Pray that they can be reached through the visual advantage of the JESUS Film and gospel recordings. Pray for a movement of God’s Holy Spirit to move through the entire Nubri people group that will bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray for the spiritual growth of many disciples who will make many more disciples to reach within their community.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubri_language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvQ67uvPtuU


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nubri
People Name in Country Nubri
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 1,500
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 नुब्री
People ID 20782
ROP3 Code 117304
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Gandaki 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Nubri (1,500 speakers)
Language Code kte   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nubri (1,500 speakers)
Language Code kte   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nubri

Primary Language:  Nubri

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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