Khaling in Nepal

Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Khaling
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,700
World Population: 1,700
Primary Language: Khaling
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

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

Text Source:   Joshua Project