Country:

Nepal

Province / State: Mechi
District: Ilam

Number of People Groups

66

Unreached People Groups

61

Total Population

338,000

Buddhist

15.2 %

Christian

2.6 %

Hindu

44.4 %

Muslim

0.1 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

37.7 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Nepali 2,400 - - - - 70
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 30 Maithili 30 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Bantawa 400 Bantawa - - 400 - - -
 Bhote 300 Nepali - - 300 - - -
 Bind 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
 Bote-Majhi 600 Bote 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Hill 47,000 Nepali 43,000 - - - - 4,300
 Brahmin Terai 40 Maithili 30 - - - - -
 Byansi 100 Humla 100 - - - - -
 Chamling 60 Chamling - - 60 - - -
 Chhetri 46,000 Nepali 44,000 - 1,300 20 - 600
 Danuwar Rai 100 Danuwar 100 - - - - -
 Darjee 5,300 Nepali 4,700 - 500 50 - -
 Dhanuk 40 Maithili 40 - - - - -
 Dhimal 100 Dhimal 100 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 900 Nepali 900 - - - - -
 Gharti 2,500 Nepali 2,100 - 400 30 - 30
 Gurung Ghaleg 9,700 Gurung 1,100 - 8,100 400 - 200
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Hayu 100 Wayu 100 - - - - -
 Jirel 50 Jirel 50 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Kami 12,000 Nepali 11,000 - 200 90 - -
 Kandu 200 Bhojpuri 200 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
 Kawar 90 Maithili 90 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 90 Maithili 90 - - - - -
 Khaling 50 Khaling - - 50 - - -
 Khas 20 Nepali - - 20 - - -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 20 Maithili 20 - - - - -
 Kulung 500 Kulung - - 500 - - -
 Kumal 700 Nepali 600 - 100 - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Lohorung 100 Yamphu, Southern - - - - - 100
 Magar 18,000 Nepali 12,000 - 4,100 400 - 600
 Mech 60 Boro 60 - - - - -
Mewahang 1,100 Mewahang, Eastern 300 - - - - 700
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 90 Maithili 90 - - - - -
 Nachhiring 400 Nachiring - - - - - 400
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Newah 12,000 Newar 7,300 - 4,800 60 - 200
 Oraon, Dhangar 70 Kurux 40 - - - - 20
 Rai 80,000 Nepali 9,200 - - 4,200 - 67,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 300 Rajbanshi 300 - - - - 20
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 80 Maithili 80 - - - - -
 Rongkup 3,300 Lepcha 90 - 3,000 200 - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 50 Santhali 30 - - - - -
 Sarki 1,400 Nepali 1,100 - 300 50 - -
 Sayyid 30 Urdu - 30 - - - -
 Shaikh 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Sherpa 4,300 Sherpa - - 4,000 300 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 70 Maithili 70 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 4,500 Sunwar 2,700 - 400 300 - 1,100
 Tajpuriya 20 Rajbanshi 20 - - - - -
 Tamang 23,000 Tamang, Eastern 800 - 20,000 2,000 - 300
 Thakali 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Thakuri 70 Nepali 70 - - - - -
 Thami 1,100 Thangmi 700 - - - - 400
 Tharu unspecified 300 Tharu, Dangaura 300 - - - - -
 Yakkha 2,000 Yakkha 300 - 90 30 - 1,500
 Yakthumba, Limbu 53,000 Limbu 1,500 - 400 900 - 50,000
Yamphu 600 Yamphu - - 600 - - -
 Yehlmo 1,600 Hyolmo - - 1,600 - - -
  Totals:  66 338,000   61 150,000 200 51,000 8,800 0 127,000
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