Country:

Nepal

State: Mechi
District: All

Number of People Groups

139

Unreached People Groups

130

Total Population

1,575,000

Buddhist

7.9 %

Christian

1.7 %

Hindu

67.6 %

Muslim

1.4 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

19.6 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adibasi Janajati 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
 Ansari 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
 Baha'i 30 Nepali - - - - - 30
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Nepali 14,000 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 3,900 Maithili 3,900 - - - - -
 Bania 3,600 Maithili 3,400 - - - - 200
 Bania Agarwal 800 Bhojpuri 800 - - - - 40
 Bania Mahesri 80 Marwari 80 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 80 Marwari 60 - - - - 30
 Bantar 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
Bantawa 700 Bantawa 200 - 500 - - -
Bardai 100 Nepali 100 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 30 Maithili 30 - - - - -
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 800 Maithili 800 - - - - -
 Bhote 900 Nepali 100 - 800 - - -
 Bind 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Bote-Majhi 500 Bote 500 - 30 - - -
 Brahmin 252,000 Nepali 237,000 - - - - 60
 Brahmin Bhumihar 800 Maithili 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Hill 247,000 Nepali 234,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Terai 3,400 Maithili 3,400 - - - - 50
 Byansi 100 Humla 100 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Maithili - - - - - -
Chamling 500 Chamling 200 - 300 - - -
 Chepang, Tsepang 20 Chepang 20 - - - - -
 Chhantyal 80 Nepali 80 - - - - -
 Chhetri 189,000 Nepali 187,000 - 1,500 100 - 300
 Christian Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Churaute 1,200 Nepali 30 1,100 - - - -
 Danuwar Rai 2,400 Danuwar 2,400 - 40 - - -
 Darai 20 Darai 20 - - - - -
 Darjee 24,000 Nepali 23,000 - 800 200 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Maithili - - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
Devhar 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 2,200 Maithili 2,200 - - - - -
 Dhimal 8,500 Dhimal 8,500 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 500 Maithili 500 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
Gandharva 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 9,900 Nepali 9,700 - 100 - - -
 Gharti 9,400 Nepali 8,800 - 600 50 - 30
 Gurung 24,000 Gurung 2,300 - 21,000 700 - 900
Gurung Ghale 60 Ghale, Southern - - 60 - - -
 Hadi 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Hajam 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Maithili 2,400 - - - - -
 Hayu 100 Wayu 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Jirel 40 Jirel 40 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 100 Bhojpuri 100 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 80 Maithili 80 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) Unknown Maithili - - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Maithili 1,000 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
 Kami 42,000 Nepali 41,000 - 800 700 - -
 Kandu 400 Bhojpuri 400 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Kawar 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Maithili 1,000 - - - - -
Khaling 300 Khaling 50 - 300 - - -
Khambu 600 Nepali 600 - - - - -
 Khas 700 Nepali 500 - 300 - - -
 Khatwa 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Kisan 1,000 Kurux 1,000 - - 30 - -
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Rajbanshi 1,000 - - - - -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Maithili 1,200 - - - - -
Kulung 800 Kulung 200 - 600 - - -
 Kumal 2,800 Nepali 2,500 - 300 80 - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 70 Maithili 70 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Bhojpuri 1,500 - - - - -
Kusunda Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa Unknown Lhomi - - - - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 30 Bhojpuri 30 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
Lohorung 100 Yamphu, Southern - - - - - 100
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Maithili 1,200 - - - - -
 Magar 38,000 Nepali 30,000 - 6,400 1,000 - 700
 Majhi 7,200 Maithili 7,000 - - - - 200
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Maithili 1,900 - - - - -
 Mech 3,900 Boro 3,800 - - 80 - 40
Mewahang 900 Mewahang, Eastern 300 - 20 - - 600
 Munda, Horo 500 Maithili 400 - - 30 - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Maithili 3,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Maithili 2,900 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 30 Bhojpuri 30 - - - - -
 Newah 39,000 Newar 29,000 - 9,300 400 - 100
 Oraon, Dhangar 1,700 Kurux, Nepali 1,600 - - 50 - 20
 Pahari 20 Nepali - - 20 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Pinjara 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Qazi 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Rai 131,000 Nepali 17,000 - 70 5,900 - 108,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 69,000 Rajbanshi 62,000 - - 4,500 - 2,400
 Rajbhar Unknown Bhojpuri - - - - - -
Raji 100 Raji 100 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 600 Maithili 600 - - - - 20
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Raute 100 Raute 100 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Rongkup 2,800 Lepcha 70 - 2,600 100 - -
Sampang 400 Sampang 50 - 300 - - 30
 Santal, Hor 29,000 Santhali 25,000 - - 1,400 - 1,900
Sarbaria 300 Nepali 200 - - - - 40
 Sarki 8,000 Nepali 7,000 - 700 300 - 60
 Sayyid 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
 Shaikh 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 17,000 Sherpa - - 16,000 600 - 50
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 900 Maithili 900 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Maithili 1,200 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 9,000 Sunwar 6,500 - 700 400 - 1,400
 Tajpuriya 12,000 Rajbanshi 11,000 - 20 - - 80
 Tamang 59,000 Tamang, Eastern 7,400 - 47,000 4,300 - 300
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Maithili 1,000 - - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 500 Maithili 500 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 5,600 Maithili 5,600 - - - - -
 Thakali 100 Nepali 100 - - - - -
 Thakuri 800 Nepali 800 - - - - -
 Thami 1,100 Thangmi 800 - - - - 300
 Tharu 10,000 Tharu, Kathariya 9,400 - - 500 - -
Thulung 200 Thulung 100 - 80 - - 30
 Tokpegola 1,300 Sherpa - - 1,300 - - -
 Walang 1,100 Walungge 200 - 700 - - 200
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 4,900 Maithili 4,900 - - - - -
 Yakha 2,900 Yakkha 700 - 90 40 - 2,100
 Yakthumba, Limbu 218,000 Limbu 15,000 - 9,600 5,300 - 188,000
Yamphu 600 Yamphu 30 - 600 - - -
 Yehlmo 1,300 Hyolmo - - 1,300 - - -
  Totals:  139 1,575,000   130 1,064,000 23,000 124,000 27,000 70 308,000
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