Chamling in Nepal

The Chamling have only been reported 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

Chamling people are defined by their language as well as by ethnicity. They are a small people group.


Where Are they Located?

Chamling speakers live only in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is interest in this small language spoken by some of the Rai tribal people in Nepal. You can find Chamling folk songs on YouTube. There is also a great gospel message for them sponsored by Global Recordings Network (GRN).


What Are Their Beliefs?

No doubt they have been approached by Hindus who hope to bring them into the overall Hindu fold. Yet Chamling speakers adhere to their own traditional religion, which gives them identity as a people. They have their own gods and spirit beings.


What Are Their Needs?

Chamling speakers need the opportunity to hear that there is a God who is over all, who created all that they see and all that they have. They need the chance to hear of His glory!


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chamling in Nepal.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Chamling people of Nepal for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Chamling families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Chamling people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Chamling people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/20741/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamling_language
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAbPq2wwbt8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAa1-Wtz9jM
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/rab


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Chamling
People Name in Country Chamling
World Population 6,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names चामलिंग
People ID 20741
ROP3 Code 102001
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 9
Largest States
Sagarmatha
3,000
Kosi
2,000
Mechi
500
Bagmati
500
Narayani
60
Janakpur
30
Lumbini
20
Gandaki
20
Bheri
20
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 9
  Sagarmatha 3,000
  Kosi 2,000
  Mechi 500
  Bagmati 500
  Narayani 60
  Janakpur 30
  Lumbini 20
  Gandaki 20
  Bheri 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Chamling (6,400 speakers)
Language Code rab   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
Primary Language Chamling (6,400 speakers)
Language Code rab   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 10
People Groups Speaking Chamling

Primary Language:  Chamling

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2015)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chamling
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
15.46 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
25.49 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
59.05 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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