Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

269

People Groups Unreached

258 (95.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

30,091,000

Population in Unreached

26,753,000 (88.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

1.42%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.3%
* From latest Nepal census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Nepal.
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Photo People Group Population
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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 1,400 84,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adibasi Janajati 1,300 1,300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahar 2,300 1,709,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Amat 3,400 321,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ansari 50,000 17,311,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Apapanthi 200 32,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arakh 700 703,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ath Pahariya 6,700 6,700 Athpariya Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 37,000 7,758,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,600 787,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 44,000 138,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 400 44,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 1,100 254,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baha'i 1,300 28,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bahelia (Muslim traditions) 900 30,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bahing 3,200 3,200 Bahing Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 18,000 988,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahra Gaunle 500 500 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 277,000 4,631,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 % 6
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 29,000 115,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 21,000 5,757,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agrahari 2,600 385,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,400 595,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 1,000 244,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahesri 900 437,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahur 1,300 1,025,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Oswal 800 494,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 3,100 160,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Unai 900 71,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania unspecified 124,000 16,985,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bankariya 600 600 Awadhi Christianity 80.00 % 75.00 % -
 Bantar 62,000 222,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bantawa 5,100 5,100 Bantawa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baramu 8,900 8,900 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 % 1
Bardai 1,000 8,500 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 11,000 752,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 27,000 687,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,400 58,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 3,300 1,993,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 8,500 53,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 4,100 2,354,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 900 1,426,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 900 1,654,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 143,000 6,004,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) 300 16,000 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Ghogra 700 66,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kamti 1,400 36,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi Kharbind 11,000 617,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kharot 7,300 219,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Mallah Mewat 8,500 730,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Nikhad 2,200 77,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhote 15,000 15,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 % 1
 Bind 83,000 1,254,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bote-Majhi 13,000 13,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 29,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 19,000 3,283,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bohara 1,200 43,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 8,000 3,655,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Hill 3,645,000 3,645,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 73
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,600 606,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,400 450,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 7,200 5,077,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Khandelwal 2,200 339,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maha 800 232,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 3,800 1,938,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 3,300 586,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sanadhya 600 3,214,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 3,100 717,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sawaria 6,500 5,104,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Terai 118,000 118,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Byansi 4,700 5,800 Humla Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 365,000 54,437,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.20 % 7
 Chamling 7,300 7,300 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chepang, Tsepang 78,000 79,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.25 % -
 Chhantyal 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.57 % 1
 Chhetri 4,982,000 5,277,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 100
 Chidimar 5,000 5,600 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Christian 800 2,132,000 Nepali Christianity 100.00 % -
Churaute 2,800 2,800 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Danuwar Rai 95,000 95,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.49 % 2
 Darai 20,000 35,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Darjee 534,000 592,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 11
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 8,400 2,474,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 23,000 1,657,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 226,000 48,824,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % 5
Dhandi 2,200 2,200 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhanuk 249,000 5,211,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Dhanuk Dhankar 7,200 94,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharkar 3,000 166,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhimal 31,000 37,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 127,000 12,780,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 3
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 8,000 2,419,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi 1,700 228,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Kanaujia 2,100 568,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dolpa 4,700 4,700 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,800 226,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 2,580,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dura 6,000 9,600 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 237,000 6,844,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 % 5
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 9,100 4,763,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) 1,100 559,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 200 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharva 7,900 8,500 Nepali Hinduism 2.74 % 1
 Gangai 43,000 49,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gharti 134,000 159,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 3
 Gonrhi 1,400 963,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 1,000 382,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gosain 1,900 1,365,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gurung Ghale 26,000 26,000 Ghale, Southern Buddhism 6.40 % -
 Gurung Ghaleg 597,000 734,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % -
Gyalsumdo 400 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.01 % 1
 Hadi 2,600 1,236,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hajam 42,000 5,139,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,900 14,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 95,000 1,809,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Halwai Maira 1,900 161,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hayu 3,400 3,400 Wayu Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,200 16,062,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 1,100 9,002,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jirel 6,500 6,500 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,100 4,379,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kagate 700 2,400 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 62,000 9,745,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 900 1,880,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,577,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 128,000 2,786,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 3
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 1,000 12,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 700 78,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 800 56,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar Jaiswal 6,500 1,150,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Sunri 9,200 705,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 1,800 39,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 1,425,000 1,535,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 29
 Kandu 146,000 2,932,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 % 3
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 3,400 253,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 1,400 1,181,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 51,000 8,549,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 % 1
 Kayastha Karan 900 880,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha Sribastab 1,200 1,134,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khaling 1,700 1,700 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 800 371,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kharia 600 912,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 19,000 81,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 800 2,657,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatwa 116,000 435,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Kisan 2,500 1,922,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,800 95,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.63 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 347,000 9,937,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 % 7
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,600 2,909,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 14,000 3,065,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuchbandia 400 39,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kulung 31,000 31,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 % 1
 Kumal 137,000 141,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 % 3
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 72,000 18,895,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Kumhar Magahia 1,300 212,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 262,000 22,648,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 % 5
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyerung 3,600 12,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Larke 200 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,300 4,900 Lhomi Buddhism 0.88 % 1
 Loba 3,000 5,200 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 38,000 6,100,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 117,000 11,505,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 1,000 2,909,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohorung 1,400 1,400 Yamphu, Southern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 79,000 3,859,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 2
 Magar 2,141,000 2,552,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 43
 Majhi 95,000 237,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.95 % 2
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,400 2,097,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 16,000 12,562,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 196,000 3,273,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 % 4
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 5,200 397,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 2,100 28,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 6,400 360,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manihar 1,700 742,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 5,600 71,000 Boro Hinduism 1.72 % 1
Mewahang 4,400 4,400 Mewahang, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Miyan 34,000 34,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 15,000 2,542,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 2,300 3,398,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda, Horo 2,500 4,392,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 2,000 2,818,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 266,000 3,964,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.50 % 5
Nachhiring 8,500 8,500 Nachiring Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 134,000 14,108,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 % 3
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 1,500 4,444,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 3,400 601,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 700 197,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,498,000 1,692,000 Newar Hinduism 0.91 % 30
 Nubri 1,700 1,700 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Dhangar 45,000 5,432,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.94 % 1
 Pahari 16,000 16,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 10,000 9,263,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,500 5,834,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 20,000 4,139,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 1,900 2,419,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 12,000 894,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 702,000 850,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.56 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 131,000 6,664,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.40 % -
 Rajbhar 12,000 102,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.04 % 1
Rajdhob 15,000 20,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Raji 5,300 7,700 Raji Hinduism 2.38 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 43,000 27,448,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 12,000 6,991,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,500 175,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Bisen (Muslim traditions) 500 50,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,200 3,600,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 2,200 1,786,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Nau 1,300 321,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,400 798,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Saithwar 600 562,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 1,000 2,500 Raute Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 4,700 1,278,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 4,600 87,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % 1
Sampang 1,700 1,700 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 58,000 9,225,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,800 940,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,700 3,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 426,000 460,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 % 9
 Sayyid 75,000 17,411,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Shaikh 927,000 214,261,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Shaikh Qureshi 20,000 10,626,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh Siddiqi 800 8,889,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 125,000 185,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % 2
 Sherpa Helambu 2,900 2,900 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % 1
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 69,000 1,158,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Siyar 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 74,000 8,326,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 106,000 1,094,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 % 2
 Sunuwar 64,000 160,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 % 1
 Tajpuriya 22,000 22,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Tamang 1,740,000 2,014,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.60 % -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 91,000 2,481,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 900 304,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tangbe 700 700 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 119,000 5,946,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 2
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 419,000 22,685,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 8
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 2,000 4,899,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 14,000 692,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thakali 13,000 15,000 Nepali Hinduism 4.41 % 1
 Thakali Marphali 2,100 2,100 Thakali Buddhism 1.79 % 1
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 500 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 % 1
 Thakuri 482,000 521,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % 10
Thakuria 2,800 15,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thami 33,000 36,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Tharu Khawas 1,800 1,800 Nepali Hinduism 1.97 % 1
 Tharu Rana 236,000 251,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 1.08 % 5
 Tharu unspecified 1,734,000 2,262,000 Tharu, Dangaura Hinduism 3.41 % 35
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 700 379,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thulung 3,800 3,800 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan, Bhotia 3,000 1,134,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tokpegola 1,700 1,700 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tsum 2,700 2,700 Tsum Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 6,500 5,883,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) 1,500 405,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang 1,400 7,600 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,031,000 41,699,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 21
 Yadav Dhindhor 18,000 1,829,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gaoli 92,000 5,895,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Yadav Ghosi 2,100 1,836,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gola 5,200 5,600,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 34,000 5,777,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Kaonra 3,400 793,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Rawat 11,000 1,705,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakkha 27,000 34,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 439,000 591,000 Limbu Other / Small 2.69 % 9
Yamphu 7,900 7,900 Yamphu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yehlmo 12,000 12,000 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.99 % 1
  Totals:  269 30,091,000         258 1.42 % 0.00 % 715 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 135,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 30,226,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Bagmati 4,242,000 182 173 95.1 % 3,230,000 76.1 % 8
Bheri 1,971,000 161 153 95.0 % 1,949,000 98.9 % 5
Dhaulagiri 601,000 58 54 93.1 % 587,000 97.7 % 4
Gandaki 1,723,000 132 125 94.7 % 1,374,000 79.7 % 6
Janakpur 3,166,000 167 159 95.2 % 2,921,000 92.3 % 6
Karnali 601,000 47 43 91.5 % 582,000 96.8 % 6
Kosi 2,546,000 180 170 94.4 % 2,107,000 82.8 % 6
Lumbini 3,182,000 189 181 95.8 % 3,125,000 98.2 % 7
Mahakali 1,136,000 93 89 95.7 % 1,129,000 99.4 % 4
Mechi 1,571,000 139 130 93.5 % 1,199,000 76.3 % 4
Narayani 3,260,000 167 159 95.2 % 2,803,000 86.0 % 5
Rapti 1,453,000 107 102 95.3 % 1,444,000 99.4 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,278,000 169 161 95.3 % 2,010,000 88.2 % 6
Seti 1,705,000 124 118 95.2 % 1,698,000 99.6 % 5
Country:   30,091,000 269 258 95.9 % 26,753,000 88.9 % 77
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Language Code # Peoples
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Language
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Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Athpariya aph 1 1 Bible Portions
Awadhi awa 20 19 Complete Bible
Bahing bhj 1 1 New Testament
Bantawa bap 1 1 New Testament
Bhojpuri bho 31 31 New Testament
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Bote bmj 1 1 Unspecified
Chamling rab 1 1 New Testament
Chepang cdm 1 0 New Testament
Danuwar dhw 1 1 Bible Portions
Darai dry 1 1 Bible Portions
Dhimal dhi 1 1 New Testament
Ghale, Southern ghe 1 0 New Testament
Gurung gvr 1 0 New Testament
Hindi hin 2 2 Complete Bible
Humla hut 1 1 Unspecified
Hyolmo scp 2 2 New Testament
Jirel jul 1 1 New Testament
Khaling klr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kulung kle 1 1 New Testament
Kurux kru 2 2 Complete Bible
Kyerung kgy 1 1 Unspecified
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhomi lhm 1 1 New Testament
Lhowa loy 2 2 Bible Portions
Limbu lif 1 1 New Testament
Maithili mai 84 83 New Testament
Marwari rwr 2 2 New Testament
Mewahang, Eastern emg 1 1 Translation Needed
Nachiring ncd 1 1 Unspecified
Nepalese Sign Language nsp 1 1 Unspecified
Nepali npi 37 35 Complete Bible
Newar new 1 1 New Testament
Nubri kte 2 2 Translation Started
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rajbanshi rjs 3 2 New Testament
Raji rji 1 1 Unspecified
Raute rau 1 1 Translation Started
Sampang rav 1 1 New Testament
Santhali sat 1 0 Complete Bible
Sherpa xsr 3 3 New Testament
Sora srb 1 0 Complete Bible
Sunwar suz 1 1 Complete Bible
Syuba syw 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 0 New Testament
Tamang, Western tdg 1 1 New Testament
Thakali ths 2 2 Translation Needed
Thangmi thf 1 1 New Testament
Tharu, Dangaura thl 2 2 New Testament
Thulung tdh 1 1 New Testament
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsum ttz 1 1 Translation Needed
Urdu urd 32 32 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1 Unspecified
Wayu vay 1 1 Translation Needed
Yakkha ybh 1 1 Bible Portions
Yamphu ybi 1 1 Bible Portions
Yamphu, Southern lrr 1 1 Translation Started
Totals: 58 269 258   13 19 28 52 0
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Nepal. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Nepal
  • Christian ministry in Nepal
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Nepal Statistics
People Groups 269
Unreached People Groups 258  (95.9%)
Population 30,091,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 26,753,000  (88.9%)
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent * 1.4%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 715
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 20%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NP
Official Language(s) NepaliMaithili
Literacy Rate 68%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,629,000
Persecution Ranking 48 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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