Sunuwar 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 Sunuwar or Sunwar are Hindus who live in Nepal. They speak Sunuwar or Nepali. Some of them follow the Kirant religion. They live in the eastern hills of Nepal.

Most of the Sunuwar work in agriculture, mainly crop growing and with cattle. The educated among them often go abroad due to limited opportunities in Nepal. A few of them work in government service.

The Sunuwar have their own cultures and have many festivals. They wear traditional costumes. Some are in the military. They had a reputation for being brave and honest in World War II.

They live in Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap and Dolakha.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Sunuwar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that Nepali Christians will help lead them to salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Sunuwar in Nepal.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwar_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sunuwar
People Name in Country Sunuwar
Population this Country 64,000
Population all Countries 160,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Sunwar; Sunwari; सुनुवार
People ID 18152
ROP3 Code 113662
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 Ramechhap District of Janakpur Zone. Okhaldhunga District of Sagarmatha Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Janakpur
24,000
Sagarmatha
13,000
Mechi
11,000
Bagmati
6,600
Kosi
4,300
Narayani
2,400
Lumbini
1,200
Gandaki
700
Seti
500
Rapti
200
Bheri
80
Mahakali
80
Dhaulagiri
40
Karnali
30
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 Ramechhap District of Janakpur Zone. Okhaldhunga District of Sagarmatha Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Janakpur 24,000
  Sagarmatha 13,000
  Mechi 11,000
  Bagmati 6,600
  Kosi 4,300
  Narayani 2,400
  Lumbini 1,200
  Gandaki 700
  Seti 500
  Rapti 200
  Bheri 80
  Mahakali 80
  Dhaulagiri 40
  Karnali 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sunwar (38,000 speakers)
Language Code suz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Nepali
16,000
Maithili
1,100
Bantawa
600
Dotyali
400
Chamling
200
Bhojpuri
100
Rangpuri
90
Raute
40
Bengali
20
Primary Language Sunwar (38,000 speakers)
Language Code suz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 16,000
  Maithili 1,100
  Bantawa 600
  Dotyali 400
  Chamling 200
  Bhojpuri 100
  Rangpuri 90
  Raute 40
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Sunwar

Primary Language:  Sunwar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2011)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sunwar
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sunwar
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
3.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.50 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.66 %
Unknown
0.17 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Dskoich - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more