Language:  Nepali

Approximate Global Speakers

16,991,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

69

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
PRIMARY Language
(69 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adibasi Janajati Nepal 1,300 ☀︎
Badhi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 45,000 ☀︎
 Baha'i Nepal 1,400 ☀︎
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 286,000 ☀︎
 Baramu Nepal 9,300
 Bhote Nepal 16,000
 Bhotia India 136,000
 Brahmin Hill Nepal 3,772,000 ☀︎
 Byansi India 1,100 ☀︎
 Chepang India 1,400 ☀︎
 Chhantyal Nepal 14,000
 Chhetri Bhutan 4,300 ☀︎
 Chhetri India 250,000
 Chhetri Nepal 5,153,000
Churaute Nepal 2,900 ☀︎
 Darjee Bhutan 1,900 ☀︎
 Darjee India 60,000
 Darjee Nepal 553,000
 Dura Nepal 6,200
Gandharva Nepal 8,200
 Gangai India 5,800 ☀︎
 Gangai Nepal 45,000 ☀︎
 Gharti Nepal 139,000
 Gurung Ghaleg Bhutan 9,900
 Gurung Ghaleg India 131,000
 Kamar Nepal 1,900 ☀︎
 Kami India 117,000
 Kami Nepal 1,475,000
 Khas India 78,000
 Khas Nepal 20,000 ☀︎
 Kumal India 4,400 ☀︎
 Kumal Nepal 142,000
 Magar India 426,000
 Magar Nepal 2,214,000
 Majhi Nepal 98,000
 Nepalese, Gurkha Brunei 2,200
 Nepali, general Australia 136,000
 Nepali, general United Arab Emirates 96,000
 Nepali, general Myanmar (Burma) 298,000
 Nepali, general Finland 4,000
 Nepali, general Canada 8,500
 Nepali, general China, Hong Kong 17,000
 Nepali, general Malaysia 252,000
 Nepali, general New Zealand 2,900
 Nepali, general United States 59,000
 Newah Bhutan 3,700 ☀︎
 Newah India 198,000
 Newah Bangladesh 1,000
 Pahari Nepal 16,000
 Rai India 150,000
 Rai Nepal 726,000
 Raute Nepal 1,100 ☀︎
Sarbaria Nepal 3,800 ☀︎
 Sarki Bhutan 1,700 ☀︎
 Sarki India 33,000
 Sarki Nepal 440,000
 Sherpa India 47,000
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 71,000 ☀︎
 Sunuwar India 102,000
 Tamang Bhutan 9,400
 Tamang India 279,000
 Thakali India 1,800
 Thakali Nepal 14,000
 Thakuri India 39,000
 Thakuri Nepal 498,000
 Thami India 3,000
 Tharu Khawas Nepal 1,800
 Yakthumba, Limbu Bhutan 1,800
 Yakthumba, Limbu India 166,000
  Totals:  69     60
SECONDARY Language
(311 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi India 83,000
Adi Gallong India 21,000
 Adi Minyong India 29,000
 Adi Padam India 16,000
 Ahar Nepal 2,400 ☀︎
 Aka India 13,000
 Amat Nepal 3,500 ☀︎
 Anal India 27,000
 Angami India 180,000
 Ansari Nepal 52,000 ☀︎
 Ao India 279,000
 Arleng India 704,000
Asur India 41,000
 Ath Pahariya Nepal 7,000 ☀︎
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 38,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,800 ☀︎
 Baha'i India 16,000 ☀︎
 Bahing Nepal 3,300 ☀︎
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) Nepal 18,000 ☀︎
 Baiga India 682,000
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 30,000
 Bania Bhutan 3,900 ☀︎
 Bania Agarwal Nepal 22,000 ☀︎
 Bania unspecified India 17,137,000 ☀︎
 Bania unspecified Nepal 128,000 ☀︎
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,420,000
 Bantar Nepal 65,000 ☀︎
 Bantawa Nepal 5,300 ☀︎
 Bari (Hindu traditions) Nepal 11,000 ☀︎
 Barman India 8,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 666,000 ☀︎
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 28,000 ☀︎
 Bedia (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,500 ☀︎
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,800 ☀︎
 Bharia Bhumia India 384,000 ☀︎
 Bhattra India 373,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,689,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 148,000 ☀︎
 Bhoi Mallah Mewat Nepal 8,800 ☀︎
 Bhoksa India 71,000 ☀︎
 Bhotia Sikkim Bhutan 6,300 ☀︎
 Bhotia Sikkim India 100,000
 Bhumij India 1,340,000
 Bind Nepal 86,000 ☀︎
Birhor India 25,000
 Birjia India 17,000
 Bodh (Buddhist traditions) India 139,000
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,743,000
Bori India 4,000
 Bote-Majhi Nepal 13,000
 Brahmin Bhutan 6,200 ☀︎
 Brahmin Bhumihar Nepal 20,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin Bohara Nepal 1,200 ☀︎
 Brahmin Gaur Nepal 8,300 ☀︎
 Brahmin Joshi Nepal 2,400 ☀︎
 Brahmin Kanaujia Nepal 7,400 ☀︎
 Brahmin Khandelwal Nepal 2,300 ☀︎
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi Nepal 3,400 ☀︎
 Brahmin Saraswat Nepal 3,200 ☀︎
 Brahmin Terai Nepal 122,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,880,000 ☀︎
 Bru India 247,000
Bujur India 3,000
 Byansi Nepal 4,900 ☀︎
 Chakhesang India 187,000
 Chakma India 262,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 378,000
 Chamling Nepal 7,600 ☀︎
 Chang India 77,000
 Chaudhari, tribal India 362,000
 Chenchu India 85,000
 Chepang, Tsepang Nepal 80,000
 Chero India 241,000
 Chidimar Nepal 5,200 ☀︎
 Chik Baraik India 140,000
 Chin Mara India 52,000
 Chothe India 4,400
 Christian India 1,580,000
 Danuwar Rai Nepal 98,000
 Darai Nepal 21,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,800 ☀︎
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 24,000 ☀︎
 Deori India 62,000
Dhandi Nepal 2,300 ☀︎
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,335,000 ☀︎
 Dhanuk Nepal 258,000 ☀︎
 Dharkar Nepal 3,100 ☀︎
 Dhimal Nepal 32,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 132,000 ☀︎
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,300 ☀︎
 Dhodia India 815,000 ☀︎
 Dolpa Nepal 4,800
 Dom (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000 ☀︎
 Dura India 3,800
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) Nepal 245,000 ☀︎
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) Nepal 9,400 ☀︎
Gaddi (Hindu traditions) India 279,000 ☀︎
 Gamit India 546,000
 Gangte India 26,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,317,000
 Gharti India 27,000
 Gond unspecified India 10,221,000
 Gosain Nepal 2,000 ☀︎
Gurung Ghale Nepal 27,000
 Gurung Ghaleg Bangladesh 1,200 ☀︎
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 616,000
 Hajam Nepal 43,000 ☀︎
 Hajang India 97,000
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) Nepal 5,100
 Halba India 874,000
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 98,000 ☀︎
 Haomei India 80,000
 Hayu Nepal 3,500
 Hmar India 117,000
 Ho India 1,288,000
Hojai India 5,200
 Illemei India 115,000
 Jad India 2,600
 Jamatia India 100,000
Jatapu India 170,000
 Jaunsari India 112,000 ☀︎
 Jirel Nepal 6,700
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,100 ☀︎
Juang India 56,000
 Kachari Dimasa India 174,000
 Kachari Sonwal India 334,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 64,000 ☀︎
 Kahha India 64,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) India 2,704,000 ☀︎
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 132,000
 Kalwar Jaiswal Nepal 6,700 ☀︎
Kalwar Sunri Nepal 9,500 ☀︎
 Kanaura India 64,000 ☀︎
 Kandha Gauda India 32,000
 Kandu Nepal 151,000 ☀︎
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,600 ☀︎
 Karmali India 154,000
 Kawar India 1,196,000
 Kawar Nepal 1,500 ☀︎
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 52,000
 Khaling Nepal 1,700 ☀︎
 Khambu Bhutan 1,500 ☀︎
 Khambu India 408,000
 Kharia India 906,000
 Kharwar India 695,000
 Khas Bhutan 1,000 ☀︎
 Khasi India 1,490,000
 Khatwa Nepal 120,000 ☀︎
 Khiamniungan India 74,000
 Kisan India 1,881,000
 Kisan Nepal 2,600
 Koch (Hindu traditions) India 61,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) India 9,768,000 ☀︎
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 359,000
 Kokna India 1,294,000
 Kol India 2,112,000 ☀︎
 Kolowar India 289,000 ☀︎
 Kom India 21,000
 Konda Dhora India 279,000
 Konyak India 286,000
 Kori India 3,090,000
 Korwa India 542,000
 Kui Khond India 1,585,000
 Kuki Chin India 170,000
 Kulung Nepal 32,000
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) Nepal 74,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,889,000 ☀︎
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 271,000 ☀︎
 Lahaula India 3,500
 Lamkang India 9,400
 Lhomi India 1,900
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa Nepal 1,300
 Loba Bhutan 2,200 ☀︎
 Loba Nepal 3,100
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 154,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 11,444,000 ☀︎
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 121,000 ☀︎
Lohra India 311,000
 Lotha India 212,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 82,000 ☀︎
 Magar Bhutan 2,800 ☀︎
 Mahali India 98,000
 Mahli India 487,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 31,615,000 ☀︎
 Majhi India 144,000
 Majhwar India 224,000
 Mali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 17,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) Nepal 203,000
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,200 ☀︎
 Malto India 226,000
 Maramei India 33,000
Maring India 33,000
 Marma (Magh) India 55,000
 Mech India 65,000
 Mech Nepal 5,800
 Meena India 5,556,000
Mewahang Nepal 4,600 ☀︎
Miniyong India 9,500
 Miri India 831,000
 Miyan Nepal 35,000 ☀︎
 Mizo India 171,000
Mizo Fanai India 17,000
Mizo Lushai India 676,000
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000 ☀︎
 Monpa India 48,000
 Monpa Dirang India 8,600
 Munda India 4,403,000
 Murao (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,100 ☀︎
Murasing India 17,000
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 275,000
 Naga India 20,000
 Naga Tangkhul India 238,000
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) India 179,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 138,000 ☀︎
 Newah Nepal 1,551,000
 Nissi India 47,000
 Oraon India 5,360,000
 Paite (Christian traditions) India 95,000
Paite Simte India 9,400
Pangwala India 21,000 ☀︎
 Pardhan India 379,000
 Pardhi India 437,000 ☀︎
Parhaiya India 37,000
 Parja unspecified India 394,000
Pasi India 1,200
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,600 ☀︎
Pawi India 63,000
 Pinjara Nepal 21,000 ☀︎
 Pnar India 333,000
 Pochury India 27,000
 Poumai India 154,000
 Puroik India 5,300
 Qassab Nepal 2,000 ☀︎
 Qazi Nepal 12,000 ☀︎
 Rabha India 440,000
 Rai Bhutan 3,900 ☀︎
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 5,020,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 135,000
 Rajbhar Nepal 13,000
Rajdhob Nepal 16,000 ☀︎
Raji India 2,400
Raji Nepal 5,500
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,851,000 ☀︎
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) Nepal 45,000 ☀︎
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) Nepal 13,000 ☀︎
 Rajput Khasiya India 158,000 ☀︎
 Rengma India 84,000
 Rongkup Bhutan 3,000 ☀︎
 Rongkup India 92,000
 Rongkup Nepal 4,800
 Rongmei India 119,000
Sampang Nepal 1,800 ☀︎
 Sangtam India 91,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 9,026,000
 Saora unspecified India 952,000
Sauria Paharia India 62,000
 Sayyid Nepal 78,000 ☀︎
 Sema India 290,000
 Shaikh Nepal 959,000 ☀︎
 Shaikh Qureshi Nepal 20,000 ☀︎
 Sherdukpen India 4,200
 Sherpa Bhutan 10,000 ☀︎
 Sherpa Nepal 129,000
 Sherpa Helambu Nepal 3,000
 Singpho India 9,900
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,384,000 ☀︎
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 77,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 109,000
 Sunuwar Nepal 66,000
Tagin India 74,000
 Tai Man India 6,900
 Tajpuriya Nepal 22,000
 Tamang Nepal 1,799,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 94,000 ☀︎
Tangsa India 18,000
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) Nepal 123,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 433,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000 ☀︎
 Thadou India 260,000
 Thakali Marphali Nepal 2,200
 Thakkar India 699,000 ☀︎
Thakuria Nepal 2,900 ☀︎
 Thami Nepal 34,000
 Tharu India 545,000
 Tharu Rana Nepal 244,000
 Tharu unspecified Nepal 1,794,000
 Thulung Nepal 4,000 ☀︎
 Tibetan, Bhotia Nepal 3,100 ☀︎
 Tipera India 822,000
 Tiwa India 290,000
 Tokpegola Nepal 1,700 ☀︎
 Uchoi Tipura (Brung) India 3,100
 Vaiphei India 55,000
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,700 ☀︎
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,600 ☀︎
 Walang Bhutan 3,700 ☀︎
 Walang Nepal 1,500 ☀︎
 Wancho India 78,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 41,231,000 ☀︎
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,066,000 ☀︎
 Yadav Dhindhor Nepal 18,000 ☀︎
 Yadav Gaoli Nepal 95,000 ☀︎
 Yadav Rawat Nepal 11,000 ☀︎
 Yakkha India 6,900
 Yakkha Nepal 28,000
 Yakthumba, Limbu Nepal 454,000
Yamphu Nepal 8,100 ☀︎
 Yehlmo Nepal 12,000
 Yenadi India 807,000
 Yimchungra India 81,000
 Zeliang India 125,000
  Totals:  311     222

Language Alternate Names
Baitadeli (Baitadi)
Bajura
Bajurali
Bajurali (Bajura)
Darchulali
Darchulali (Darjula)
Darchuli (Darjula)
Darjula
Eastern Pahadi
Eastern Pahari
Gorkhali
Gurkhali
Khaskura
Lhotshammikha
Nepalese
Parbate
Parbatiya

Dialects
Acchami
Achhami
Baitadeli
Baitadi
Bajhangi
Bajurali
Bajureli
Bheri
Bhutan
Dadeldhuri
Dailekhi
Darchulali
Darchulee
Darchuleli
Darchuli
Darjeeling
Gandakeli
Gorkhali
Humli
Kalikot
Kathmandu
Nepali
North East
Palpa
Pokhara
Purbeli
Soradi

Dialect Alternate Names
Acchami
Bahasa Nepal
Bhasa Purbi
Darjula
Eastern Pahari
Gorkhali
Gurkhali
Khas
Khas Kura
Khaskura
Nepalais
Nepalees
Nepalese
Nepali: Acchami
Nepali: Achhami
Nepali: Baitadi
Nepali: Bhutan
Nepali: Darchulee
Nepali: Darjeeling
Nepali: Gorkhali
Nepali: Kalikot
Nepali: Kathmandu
Nepali: Palpa
Nepali: Pokhara
Nepali: Pokhra
Parbate
Parbati Bhasa
Parbatiya
Pokhra
Purbi
Purwi
Purwi/Purbi


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