Khaling in Nepal

The Khaling 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

After a long time and because of the growing influence of Islam, many Sengars emigrated from North India. Sengar Rajputs mostly migrated to the south and are also found in Sri Lanka. In the 1st century Sengar Rajputs went to Central India (Ujjain-Madhya Pradesh). There they joined the army of King Vikramaditya. In the 3rd century they went to Kutch-Gujarat with the army of King Vikramaditya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The traditional way of farming and keeping of livestock is not efficient but people are not open to experiment and innovate. But migrating to the cities or abroad will not solve the problem of poverty of those remaining in the villages. But there is still a need for people to farm and live in villages. It is true; life in the villages is still backward in many ways. Only recently have people seen the value of proper latrines for their health.
It is difficult to live and survive in the Khaling Rai homeland as there are many problems: communication, sanitation, proper health care, absence and unavailability of machinery, increasing scarcity of land suitable for cultivation, deforestation, and access to alternative fuel for cooking.


What Are Their Beliefs?

We have very little information about the Khaling Rai people's spiritual beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of continued cutting of trees, the hillsides have become bare and landslides during the monsoon rains are common and destructive. Transportation is also a problem. Recently, with use of bulldozers, they have carved roads out of the hillsides. Many of these new roads lack proper planning and engineering so that they are easily washed away during the monsoon.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Khaling in Nepal.

Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khaling
People Name in Country Khaling
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 1,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names खलिंग
People ID 20744
ROP3 Code 104476
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kosi
700
Sagarmatha
400
Mechi
300
Bagmati
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Kosi 700
  Sagarmatha 400
  Mechi 300
  Bagmati 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Khaling (1,500 speakers)
Language Code klr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
30
Primary Language Khaling (1,500 speakers)
Language Code klr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 30
People Groups Speaking Khaling

Primary Language:  Khaling

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1973-1977)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2011)
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 (Global Recordings Network)
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path (Khaling)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Kirati
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
30.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
14.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
55.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Biswash Chamling Rai - 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


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