Country:

Nepal

Province / State: Mechi
District: All

Number of People Groups

132

Unreached People Groups

124

Total Population

1,623,000

Buddhist

9.3 %

Christian

2.0 %

Hindu

62.4 %

Muslim

1.7 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

24.5 %
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adibasi Janajati 500 Nepali ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Ansari 1,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,000 - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 500 Nepali ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Baha'i 40 Nepali ☀︎ - - - - - 40
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 60 Maithili ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Nepali ☀︎ 18,000 - - - - 700
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 4,700 Maithili 4,700 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 1,000 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 900 - - - - 50
 Bania unspecified 3,800 Maithili ☀︎ 3,600 - - - - 200
 Bantar 100 Maithili ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Bantawa 800 Bantawa ☀︎ 200 - 600 - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 40 Maithili ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 900 Maithili ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Bhote 1,100 Nepali 200 - 900 - - -
 Bind 100 Maithili ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Bote-Majhi 700 Bote 600 - 30 - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 1,000 Maithili ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Hill 305,000 Nepali ☀︎ 287,000 - - - - 17,000
 Brahmin Terai 4,200 Maithili ☀︎ 4,200 - - - - 60
 Byansi 200 Humla ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 20 Maithili 20 - - - - -
 Chamling 600 Chamling ☀︎ 200 - 400 - - -
 Chepang, Tsepang 20 Chepang 20 - - - - -
 Chhantyal 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Chhetri 232,000 Nepali 229,000 - 1,800 100 - 800
Churaute 1,400 Nepali ☀︎ 40 1,400 - - - -
 Danuwar Rai 3,000 Danuwar 2,900 - 50 - - -
 Darai 20 Darai 20 - - - - -
 Darjee 30,000 Nepali 29,000 - 1,000 200 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 20 Maithili ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Dhanuk 2,700 Maithili ☀︎ 2,700 - - - - -
 Dhimal 10,000 Dhimal 10,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 700 Maithili ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 600 Maithili ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 700 Maithili ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 400 Maithili ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Gandharva 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 12,000 Nepali ☀︎ 12,000 - 200 - - -
 Gharti 12,000 Nepali 11,000 - 700 50 - 30
Gurung Ghale 70 Ghale, Southern - - 70 - - -
 Gurung Ghaleg 30,000 Gurung 2,800 - 25,000 800 - 1,200
 Hadi 300 Maithili ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Hajam 1,100 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,100 - - - -
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Maithili ☀︎ 3,000 - - - - -
 Hayu 100 Wayu 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 80 -
 Jirel 50 Jirel 50 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 100 Maithili ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 200 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) Unknown Maithili ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Maithili 1,100 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Nepali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kami 52,000 Nepali 50,000 - 1,000 800 - -
 Kandu 500 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 500 Maithili ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kawar 300 Maithili ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Maithili 1,300 - - - - -
 Khaling 400 Khaling ☀︎ 60 - 300 - - -
 Khas 900 Nepali ☀︎ 500 - 300 - - -
 Khatwa 200 Maithili ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kisan 1,300 Kurux 1,200 - - 30 - -
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Rajbanshi 1,200 - - - - -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Maithili 1,500 - - - - -
 Kulung 1,000 Kulung (Nepal) 200 - 800 - - -
 Kumal 3,500 Nepali 3,100 - 300 90 - -
 Kumhar, Kusavar (Hindu traditions) 80 Maithili 80 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - -
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa Unknown Lhomi - - - - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 30 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 500 Maithili ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Lohorung 200 Yamphu, Southern ☀︎ - - - - - 200
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 1,400 Maithili ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Magar 47,000 Nepali 37,000 - 7,900 1,300 - 800
 Majhi 8,800 Nepali 8,600 - 20 - - 200
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Maithili 2,300 - - - - -
 Mech 4,800 Boro (India) 4,600 - - 90 - 50
Mewahang 1,100 Mewahang, Eastern ☀︎ 300 - 30 - - 700
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 90 Maithili ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Munda, Horo 600 Maithili 500 - - 30 - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Maithili 3,600 - - - - -
 Nachhiring 400 Nachiring ☀︎ - - - - - 400
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Maithili ☀︎ 3,500 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 300 Maithili ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 40 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Newah 48,000 Newar 36,000 - 11,000 500 - 300
 Oraon, Dhangar 2,100 Kurux 2,000 - - 60 - 20
 Pahari 30 Nepali - - 30 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 400 Urdu ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
 Pinjara 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Qazi 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Rai 161,000 Nepali 21,000 - 80 7,200 - 132,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 85,000 Rajbanshi 77,000 - - 5,500 - 2,900
 Rajbhar 20 Bhojpuri 20 - - - - -
Raji 100 Raji 100 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 700 Maithili ☀︎ 700 - - - - 30
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 800 Urdu ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
 Raute 100 Nepali ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Rongkup 3,500 Lepcha 90 - 3,200 200 - -
Sampang 500 Sampang ☀︎ 60 - 400 - - 30
 Santal (Sawntal) 35,000 Santhali 31,000 - - 1,700 - 2,400
Sarbaria 300 Nepali ☀︎ 300 - - - - 50
 Sarki 9,900 Nepali 8,600 - 800 400 - 60
 Sayyid 1,400 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,400 - - - -
 Shaikh 20,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 20,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 20,000 Sherpa - - 19,000 700 - 400
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Maithili 1,200 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 1,400 Maithili 1,400 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 11,000 Sunwar 8,000 - 900 400 - 1,800
 Tajpuriya 14,000 Rajbanshi 14,000 - 20 - - 100
 Tamang 72,000 Tamang, Eastern 9,100 - 57,000 5,300 - 800
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Maithili ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 6,900 Maithili 6,900 - - - - -
 Thakali 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
 Thakuri 1,000 Nepali 1,000 - - - - -
 Thami 1,300 Thangmi 1,000 - - - - 400
 Tharu unspecified 11,000 Tharu, Dangaura 10,000 - - 600 - -
 Thulung 300 Thulung ☀︎ 100 - 90 - - 30
 Tokpegola 1,600 Sherpa ☀︎ - - 1,600 - - -
 Walang 1,400 Walungge ☀︎ 300 - 800 - - 300
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Maithili ☀︎ 5,200 - - - - -
 Yakkha 3,600 Yakkha 900 - 100 50 - 2,500
 Yakthumba, Limbu 268,000 Limbu 19,000 - 12,000 6,600 - 231,000
Yamphu 700 Yamphu ☀︎ 30 - 700 - - -
 Yehlmo 1,600 Hyolmo - - 1,600 - - -
  Totals:  132 1,623,000   124 1,013,000 28,000 151,000 33,000 80 398,000



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