Nepali of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 42,951

ROP3 Code: 107204
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
Language: Nepali (individual language) - (npi)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: Nepal

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 2

Majority Located Where

  Columbus, OH - 10,000

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 5,000

  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA - 4,000

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 3,125

  Louisville/Jefferson County, KY - 3,000

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Brief Profile

Nepali include several people groups who migrated from Nepal, a country in South Asia that is multicultural and multiethnic.

The Nepali culture is rich and unique and encompasses the diversities of Nepal's ethnic, tribal, and social groups. The culture received its influence from Indian, Mongolian and Tibetan cultures.

Their trade language is Nepali. However, over 120 different ethnic group langauges are spoken in Nepal. Therefore, they also often speak their own specific people group language. A few of the Nepali peoples in North America include: Bantawa, Brahman, Chamling, Gurung, Limbu, Tamang, Magar, and Sherpa.

The majority adhere to Hinduism with a minority adhering to Buddhism resulting in most festivals being religiously driven. Even though Christianity has a long history in Nepal, a minority claims adherence.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will be aware of the existence of this people group in North America.
  • Pray that this people group will come in contact with evangelical Christians who will reveal Christ to them both in deed and word.
  • Pray for church planting efforts among this people in North America.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Nepali
PG - Hindi and Hindu Story Set (pdf)
Religions - Hinduism Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAuroraDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,970
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD1,093
United StatesBeaumontBeaumont-Port ArthurTX73
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesBurnsvilleMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,088
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC2,500
United StatesColumbusColumbusOH10,000
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX5,000
United StatesDumasSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX150
United StatesFayettevilleFayettevilleNC115
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC800
United StatesKing of PrussiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA4,000
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY3,000
United StatesMorrowAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA400
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX1,000
United StatesSugar LandHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,200
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON3,125