Kusunda in Nepal

The Kusunda have only been reported in Nepal
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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Kusunda in Nepal.

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


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kusunda
People Name in Country Kusunda
World Population 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 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Rapti
100
Seti
60
Kosi
50
Sagarmatha
10
Bagmati
10
Mechi
10
Gandaki
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Rapti 100
  Seti 60
  Kosi 50
  Sagarmatha 10
  Bagmati 10
  Mechi 10
  Gandaki 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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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  (1914-2004)
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
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 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.