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

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. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

It's very encouraging the Khas have a number of Christians among them. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, will grow in spiritual maturity and in numbers, and will soon be able to effectively communicate to all of their own people group how to know the living God.


Prayer Focus

Several Khas individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the census in both Nepal and India. Please pray these individuals will learn to live holy lives and be honoring to Christ in every way. The Khas of Nepal are largely a mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also true in India and Bhutan. Please 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
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 81,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput; Khasa; Khasha; खास
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Kosi
17,000
Mechi
900
Lumbini
600
Sagarmatha
10
Janakpur
10
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 5
  Kosi 17,000
  Mechi 900
  Lumbini 600
  Sagarmatha 10
  Janakpur 10
Website South Asia Peoples
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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video 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
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
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.
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  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more