Khas in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. Many Khas in Nepal today may not identify themselves as Khas, but instead will use the name of a nearby Nepali community. Many Nepali surnames have their origin in the ancient Khas kingdom. The Khas language might have been the forerunner of modern-day Nepali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Even though the church is growing in Nepal there is still considerable opposition. Pray the Lord will strengthen Khas believers so they will not compromise their faith.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khas are Hindus, but they blend their religion with Buddhist elements. Several Khas individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the census in both Nepal and India.
The Khas of Nepal are largely a mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also true in India and Bhutan.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a need for more godly workers among the Khas people, no matter where they live.


Prayer Points

Pray the few Khas Christian believers will learn to live holy lives and be honoring to Christ in every way.
Pray for Khas disciples to make more disciples.
Pray the Lord will send the light of the gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.


Scripture Prayers for the Khas in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Pronunciation kahss
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput; Khasa; Khasha; खास
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 97,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
ROP25 Code 303952
ROP25 Name Khas
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Kosi
18,000
Mechi
900
Lumbini
600
Janakpur
20
Sagarmatha
10
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 5
  Kosi 18,000
  Mechi 900
  Lumbini 600
  Janakpur 20
  Sagarmatha 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
4.34 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.20 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (16,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Jumli
900
Walungge
30
Primary Language Nepali (16,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Jumli 900
  Walungge 30
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  (1914-2012)
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Photo Source Mahalaxmi Silwal - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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