Kusunda in Nepal

The Kusunda have only been reported in Nepal
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kusunda are a people group of Nepal. They are also called Banmanchhe and Banraja. They are nomads but they hunt animals in the jungle for root foods. In earlier days they collected taxes from other people groups but are now an endangered tribe.


Where Are they Located?

Some of the Kasunda live in the western part of the country and some live in Tanahu, Dang, Rolpa, Surkhet and Pyuthan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have become more isolated because of the changing of clan names and marriages with other castes. They live near to jungles. About half speak the Kusunda language. They have a language of their own which may be Tibeto-Burmen or linked to Burusasky.

The Kusundas sacrifice wild fowl when a baby is born to the family god. Birth pollution is observed by relatives on the eleventh day. Marriage is not done with the family clan. They bury their dead. They have now begun to do funeral rites.

These days nearly everybody of the Kusunda have an inter-caste or inter-tribe marriage. For festivals they celebrate the first day of the month of Magha. Hunting is their main work which they are very good at as they are with vegetation. They are not landowners as they have only recently begun agriculture as their work.

The Kusunda prefer to live isolated from others and are likely to be the most endangered aboriginal ethnic people group in the country of Nepal.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus and they also worship nature.


Prayer Points

Pray that the fact that the Kusunda are endangered will cause them to look to Jesus Christ for everlasting salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Kusunda in Nepal.


References

www.ncard.org.np/categorydetail/gangai.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kusunda
People Name in Country Kusunda
Population this Country 300
Population all Countries 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कुसुंडा
People ID 19327
ROP3 Code 115555
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)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Rapti
100
Seti
70
Kosi
70
Sagarmatha
20
Mechi
20
Bagmati
10
Gandaki
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)
Total States 7
  Rapti 100
  Seti 70
  Kosi 70
  Sagarmatha 20
  Mechi 20
  Bagmati 10
  Gandaki 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (200 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kusunda
70
Primary Language Nepali (200 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kusunda 70
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
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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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
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Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
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Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Subhashish Panigrahi - 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