Country: Nepal South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

285

People Groups Unreached

275 (96.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

29,015,000

Population in Unreached

26,209,000 (90.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

1.3%

% 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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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 1,200 63,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adibasi Janajati 1,100 1,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahar 2,000 1,449,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Amat 2,900 273,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ansari 42,000 16,505,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Apapanthi 200 27,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arakh 600 595,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ath Pahariya 5,700 5,700 Athpariya Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 31,000 6,535,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 2,200 677,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 37,000 117,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 400 38,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 900 259,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baha'i 1,100 24,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bahelia (Muslim traditions) 800 25,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bahing 2,700 2,700 Bahing Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 15,000 834,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahra Gaunle 400 400 Bine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 233,000 3,951,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.05 % 5
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 25,000 98,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.54 % 1
 Bania 134,000 29,335,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bania Agarwal 18,000 4,877,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agrahari 2,100 323,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Kasaundhan 2,000 499,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Kath 200 200 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 900 208,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahesri 800 366,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Mahur 1,100 874,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Oswal 600 417,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 2,600 130,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Unai 700 60,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bankariya 500 500 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bantar 52,000 187,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bantawa 4,300 4,300 Bantawa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baramu 7,500 7,500 Nepali Hinduism 0.25 % 1
Bardai 800 7,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 9,000 638,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 22,000 590,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 2,000 31,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 200 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 1,904,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 7,200 45,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 220,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 3,500 1,991,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 700 1,206,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 800 1,398,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 147,000 6,522,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) 200 14,000 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Ghogra 600 53,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kamti 1,100 31,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi Kharbind 9,400 521,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Kharot 6,100 183,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Mallah Mewat 7,100 611,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhoi Nikhad 1,900 64,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhote 13,000 13,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 % 1
 Bind 70,000 1,063,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bote-Majhi 11,000 11,000 Bote Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Brahmin 3,213,000 62,714,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 64
Brahmin Bhat 400 25,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 16,000 2,777,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bohara 1,100 37,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 6,700 3,071,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Hill 3,067,000 3,067,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 61
 Brahmin Jijhotia 1,400 510,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 373,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,100 4,264,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Khandelwal 1,900 284,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maha 700 194,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 3,200 1,626,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 486,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sanadhya 500 2,707,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 2,600 605,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sawaria 5,400 4,282,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Terai 129,000 129,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Byansi 4,000 4,900 Humla Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 320,000 47,854,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 6
Chamling 6,200 6,200 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chepang, Tsepang 65,000 66,000 Chepang Hinduism 10.25 % -
 Chhairottan Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhantyal 11,000 11,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.57 % 1
 Chhetri 4,191,000 4,442,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.14 % 84
 Chidimar 4,200 4,700 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Christian 700 1,565,000 Nepali Christianity 100.00 % -
Churaute 2,300 2,300 Nepali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Danuwar Rai 80,000 80,000 Danuwar Hinduism 0.49 % 2
 Darai 17,000 30,000 Darai Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Darjee 449,000 500,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 9
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 7,100 2,929,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 19,000 1,426,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 218,000 47,601,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % 4
Devhar 900 18,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dewas Rai 9,800 9,800 Dewas Rai Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhandi 1,900 1,900 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhanuk 210,000 4,415,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Dhanuk Dhankar 6,100 80,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharhi (Hindu traditions) 100 25,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dharkar 2,500 141,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhimal 26,000 31,000 Dhimal Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 107,000 12,223,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 6,700 2,139,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi 1,400 187,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dhobi Kanaujia 1,800 477,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dolpa 3,900 3,900 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % 1
 Dom 1,500 191,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,181,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dura 5,000 8,100 Nepali Hinduism 3.06 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 200,000 5,799,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.06 % 4
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 7,700 6,581,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) 900 480,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 100 15,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandharva 6,700 7,200 Nepali Hinduism 2.74 % 1
 Gangai 36,000 41,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gharti 113,000 135,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.07 % 2
 Gonrhi 1,200 816,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Goriya (Hindu traditions) 900 324,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gosain 1,700 1,557,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gurung Ghale 22,000 22,000 Ghale, Southern Buddhism 6.40 % -
 Gurung Ghaleg 502,000 621,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % -
Gyalsumdo 400 400 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.01 % 1
 Hadi 2,200 1,034,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hajam 35,000 4,544,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 4,100 11,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 80,000 1,555,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Halwai Maira 1,600 135,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hayu 2,800 2,800 Wayu Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Hudke 100 100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 19,176,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 900 9,074,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jirel 5,400 5,400 Jirel Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 900 3,771,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kagate 600 2,600 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 52,000 8,251,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 800 2,296,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 900 3,922,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 121,000 3,909,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.19 % 2
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 800 58,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 600 65,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 700 49,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalwar Jaiswal 5,500 970,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Sunri 7,700 598,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 1,500 33,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 1,200,000 1,298,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.56 % 24
 Kandu 123,000 2,481,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.06 % 2
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 214,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 1,200 988,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 43,000 9,637,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.41 % 1
 Kayastha Karan 800 711,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha Sribastab 1,000 960,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khaling 1,400 1,400 Khaling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 700 335,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 500 765,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 16,000 81,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 700 2,250,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatwa 97,000 368,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Kisan 2,100 1,627,000 Kurux Hinduism 1.34 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,500 169,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.63 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 292,000 8,416,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.29 % 6
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 2,200 2,285,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 12,000 2,598,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuchbandia 300 33,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kulung 26,000 26,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 % 1
 Kumal 115,000 119,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 % 2
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 61,000 15,942,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
Kumhar Magahia 1,100 175,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 220,000 19,174,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.03 % 4
Kusunda 300 300 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyerung 3,000 12,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 300 60,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Larke 200 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 1,100 4,400 Lhomi Buddhism 0.88 % 1
 Loba 2,600 4,800 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 32,000 6,641,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lodha Jariya 600 1,498,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 99,000 9,737,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 800 2,708,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohorung 1,200 1,200 Yamphu, Southern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 67,000 3,266,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Magar 1,801,000 2,151,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.28 % 36
 Majhi 80,000 200,000 Maithili Hinduism 2.95 % 2
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 1,100 1,783,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 14,000 10,048,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 165,000 3,426,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.24 % 3
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,400 335,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 1,800 24,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,300 305,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manihar 1,500 633,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 4,700 60,000 Boro Hinduism 1.72 % 1
Mewahang 3,700 3,700 Mewahang, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Miyan 29,000 29,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 2,000 3,097,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mugal 300 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda, Horo 2,100 3,810,000 Maithili Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 1,700 2,388,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 224,000 3,248,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.50 % 4
Naaba 600 600 Naaba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nachhiring 7,100 7,100 Nachering Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 113,000 12,004,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.08 % 2
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 1,300 7,947,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 2,900 511,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 169,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,261,000 1,431,000 Newar Hinduism 0.91 % 25
Nubri 1,500 1,500 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Dhangar 38,000 4,607,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.94 % 1
 Pahari 13,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 8,700 11,637,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 3,800 7,781,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Phri 600 1,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 17,000 3,516,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 1,600 2,174,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 9,700 749,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 590,000 720,000 Nepali Other / Small 5.56 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 110,000 6,581,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 5.40 % -
Rajbansi Pali (Hindu traditions) 1,800 972,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 10,000 85,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 1.04 % 1
Rajdhob 13,000 17,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Raji 4,500 6,500 Raji Hinduism 2.38 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 36,000 45,388,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 19,607,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Bais (Muslim traditions) 1,300 122,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Bisen (Muslim traditions) 400 41,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 3,008,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) 1,800 948,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajput Marwadi 100 100 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Nau 1,100 272,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Ponwar (Muslim traditions) 1,100 310,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput Saithwar 500 477,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 900 2,200 Raute Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 3,900 1,066,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,900 82,000 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % 1
Sahisia 200 8,900 Maithili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sampang 1,400 1,400 Sampang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Hor 49,000 8,281,000 Santhali Hinduism 7.00 % -
 Saora 1,500 981,000 Sora Hinduism 5.09 % -
Sarbaria 3,100 3,100 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 358,000 387,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.14 % 7
 Sayyid 63,000 17,132,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 780,000 234,920,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Shaikh Qureshi 17,000 8,824,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh Siddiqi 700 7,504,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 105,000 156,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % 2
 Sherpa Helambu 2,400 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % 1
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) 58,000 980,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Siyar 500 500 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 63,000 7,802,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 89,000 1,521,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 % 2
 Sunuwar 54,000 137,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 % 1
 Tajpuriya 18,000 18,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.30 % 1
 Tamang 1,462,000 1,704,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.60 % -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 77,000 2,164,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 800 246,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tangbe 600 600 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 100,000 5,022,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.15 % 2
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 352,000 19,188,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % 7
 Teli (Muslim traditions) 1,700 4,578,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 12,000 573,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thakali 11,000 13,000 Nepali Hinduism 4.41 % 1
 Thakali Chimtan Unknown Unknown Thakali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thakali Marphali 1,800 1,800 Thakali Buddhism 1.79 % 1
Thakali Tin Gaule 500 500 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 % 1
 Thakuri 405,000 438,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % 8
Thakuria 2,400 12,000 Bhojpuri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thami 28,000 31,000 Thangmi Hinduism 0.87 % 1
 Tharu 1,659,000 2,112,000 Tharu, Kathariya Hinduism 3.41 % 33
 Tharu Khawas 1,500 1,500 Nepali Hinduism 1.97 % 1
 Tharu Rana 198,000 210,000 Tharu, Kathariya Hinduism 1.08 % 4
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 600 321,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thulung 3,300 3,300 Thulung Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan, Bhotia 2,500 1,083,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tokpegola 1,400 1,400 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tsum 2,200 2,200 Tsum Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 5,400 7,089,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang 1,200 7,300 Walungge Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,006,000 59,573,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.03 % 20
 Yadav Dhindhor 15,000 1,547,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gaoli 77,000 5,019,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Yadav Ghosi 1,800 1,564,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gola 4,300 4,907,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 28,000 4,886,000 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yadav Kaonra 2,900 671,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav Rawat 9,000 1,448,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 23,000 29,000 Yakkha Other / Small 0.72 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 369,000 514,000 Limbu Other / Small 2.69 % 7
Yamphu 6,600 6,600 Yamphu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yayu 2,200 2,200 Language unknown Hinduism 0.22 % 1
 Yehlmo 10,000 10,000 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.99 % 1
  Totals:  285 29,015,000         275 1.27 % 0.00 % 718 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 122,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 29,137,000                
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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Bagmati 4,346,000 188 179 95.2 % 3,480,000 80.1 % 8
Bheri 1,870,000 164 157 95.7 % 1,851,000 99.0 % 5
Dhaulagiri 625,000 61 57 93.4 % 612,000 97.9 % 4
Gandaki 1,791,000 132 125 94.7 % 1,492,000 83.3 % 6
Janakpur 2,939,000 169 161 95.3 % 2,728,000 92.8 % 6
Karnali 560,000 48 44 91.7 % 545,000 97.3 % 6
Kosi 2,435,000 185 175 94.6 % 2,060,000 84.6 % 6
Lumbini 3,256,000 192 184 95.8 % 3,208,000 98.5 % 7
Mahakali 1,142,000 93 89 95.7 % 1,136,000 99.5 % 4
Mechi 1,603,000 140 131 93.6 % 1,285,000 80.2 % 4
Narayani 3,142,000 170 163 95.9 % 2,751,000 87.6 % 5
Rapti 1,347,000 108 103 95.4 % 1,339,000 99.4 % 5
Sagarmatha 2,075,000 170 162 95.3 % 1,845,000 88.9 % 6
Seti 1,654,000 126 120 95.2 % 1,648,000 99.6 % 5
Country:   29,015,000 285 275 96.5 % 26,209,000 90.3 % 77

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 991.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,639.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 709.0 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 394.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
29,015,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
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 21 21 Complete Bible
Bahing bhj 1 1 New Testament
Bantawa bap 1 1 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bhojpuri bho 32 32 New Testament
Bine bon 1 1 New Testament
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Bote bmj 1 1 Translation Started
Chamling rab 1 1 New Testament
Chepang cdm 1 0 New Testament
Danuwar dhw 1 1 Bible Portions
Darai dry 1 1 Bible Portions
Dewas Rai dwz 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 3 3 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 1 1 Bible Portions
Limbu lif 1 1 New Testament
Maithili mai 86 85 New Testament
Marwari rwr 2 2 New Testament
Mewahang, Eastern emg 1 1 Translation Started
Naaba nao 1 1 Unspecified
Nachering ncd 1 1 Translation Needed
Nepalese Sign Language nsp 1 1 Unspecified
Nepali npi 40 38 Complete Bible
Newar new 1 1 New Testament
Nubri kte 2 2 Translation Needed
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rajbanshi rjs 4 3 New Testament
Raji rji 1 1 Translation Needed
Raute rau 1 1 Translation Needed
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 3 3 Translation Needed
Thangmi thf 1 1 New Testament
Tharu, Kathariya tkt 2 2 Translation Started
Thulung tdh 1 1 New Testament
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsum ttz 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 2 2 Unspecified
Urdu urd 33 33 Complete Bible
Walungge ola 1 1 Unspecified
Wayu vay 1 1 Translation Needed
Yakkha ybh 1 1 Bible Portions
Yamphu ybi 1 1 Unspecified
Yamphu, Southern lrr 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 63 285 275   16 20 30 56 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent *
Bagmati 4,346,000 3,381,000 23,800 104,000 800,000 90 38,100 0.00 %
Bheri 1,870,000 1,717,000 93,800 30,200 28,100 50 1,000 0.00 %
Dhaulagiri 625,000 560,000 1,070 3,760 54,400 0 5,420 0.00 %
Gandaki 1,791,000 1,510,000 11,100 27,000 217,000 10 24,600 0.00 %
Janakpur 2,939,000 2,436,000 197,000 12,300 238,000 0 55,600 0.00 %
Karnali 560,000 529,000 100 3,500 26,300 0 1,190 0.00 %
Kosi 2,435,000 1,747,000 124,000 33,000 168,000 560 364,000 0.00 %
Lumbini 3,256,000 2,919,000 199,000 20,100 110,000 30 6,570 0.00 %
Mahakali 1,142,000 1,115,000 370 12,500 6,990 0 7,340 0.00 %
Mechi 1,603,000 1,084,000 23,100 27,200 125,000 70 344,000 0.00 %
Narayani 3,142,000 2,471,000 301,000 41,500 306,000 80 23,600 0.00 %
Rapti 1,347,000 1,281,000 5,610 15,500 39,800 0 4,380 0.00 %
Sagarmatha 2,075,000 1,662,000 101,000 15,600 143,000 0 153,000 0.00 %
Seti 1,654,000 1,612,000 4,640 14,500 18,900 30 4,780 0.00 %
Country:   29,015,000 24,024,000 1,086,000 361,000 2,281,000 900 1,034,000 1.24 %
* From latest Nepal census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Nepal.
Networking Possibilities

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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 285
Unreached People Groups 275  (96.5%)
Population 29,015,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 26,209,000  (90.3%)
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent * 1.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 718
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 20%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NP
Official Language(s) NepaliMaithili
Literacy Rate 85%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,352,000
Persecution Ranking 32 (1=High to 50=Low OD)

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