Khas in Nepal

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Khas
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People Name: Khas
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 81,900
Primary Language: Nepali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. Many Khas in Nepal today may not identify themselves as Khas, but instead will use the name of a nearby Nepali community. Many Nepali surnames have their origin in the ancient Khas kingdom. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali.

Ministry Obstacles

Even though the church is growing in Nepal there is still considerable opposition. Pray the Lord will strengthen Khas believers so they will not compromise their faith.

Outreach Ideas

It's very encouraging the Khas have a number of Christians among them. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, will grow in spiritual maturity and in numbers, and will soon be able to effectively communicate to all of their own people group how to know the living God.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Several Khas individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the census in both Nepal and India. Please pray these individuals will learn to live holy lives and be honoring to Christ in every way.

Pray for the Entire People Group

The Khas of Nepal are largely a mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also true in India and Bhutan. Please pray the Lord will send the light of the Gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.

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