Nepali, general in New Zealand


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Many Lhotshampas, or Bhutanese Nepalis who were expelled from Bhutan, have been resettled in New Zealand after being offered settlement of 600 refugees over five years starting in 2008. In the years since 2009, there has been a dramatic increase in Nepalese international students in New Zealand attending 28 colleges and universities. Today, there are 2,500 Nepali people in New Zealand.


Where Are they Located?

Nepalis in New Zealand often live in Christchurch. Hamilton and Nelson have small Nepalese communities, with some families having gained permanent residence and citizenship, and there are others with student visas.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Nepalese New Zealanders work in the dairy industry while there are others who are scholars, social workers or professors. Their lives are very different because of their occupations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Nepalis in New Zealand are Hindu, there is a sizable Buddhist and Muslim minority among them. Audio, visual and complete Bible are available in their Nepali language.


What Are Their Needs?

Vocational Christians may have opportunities to live among the Nepali people in New Zealand, creating opportunities to be in daily contact with them to earn respect and confidence, and hopefully the privilege to speak God's truth into their lives.

Though Nepalis have a high standing within New Zealand culture, they are poor, needy, and without hope since they don't have the sin-bearing savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nepali, general in New Zealand.

* Nepali people in New Zealand need to see their critical need for their savior, who loves them and desires a personal relationship with them. They need to see past their world, and see that they have no acceptance with the creator of the universe, except through His son.
* Pray for believers in New Zealand to make a concerted effort to reach Nepalis for Christ.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among Nepalis in New Zealand.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalese_New_Zealanders
https://www.facebook.com/nznepalsociety/
https://thehimalayantimes.com/tag/nepalis-in-new-zealand/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Nepalese
People Name in Country Nepali, general
World Population 708,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Eastern Pahari; Gurkha; Gurkhali; Gurung; Nepalese, Eastern; Paharia; नेपलीज़
People ID 13317
ROP3 Code 107204
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Nepali (2,600 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nepali (2,600 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
16.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
79.00 %
Islam
4.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source travelwayoflife  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more