People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Nepali, Chamling of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 100

ROP3 Code: 102001
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: South Himalaya
Language: Camling - (rab)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: Nepal

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Brief Profile

Nepali Chamling (Rai) are a people group 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.


Learning Resources

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World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Hinduism Beliefs
A belief bulletin by North American Mission Board on Hinduism.


Other Resources

Foundations for Teaching the Bible
Scripture lessons to help new believers from Hindu backgrounds examine their worldview.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Hindu Gospel Storying Set
Back translation of the Bible studies developed for those with a Hindi-speaking and Hindu worldview.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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