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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Nepali, Limbu of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 900

ROP3 Code: 114697
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: South Himalaya
Language: Limbu - (lif)
Religion: Buddhism
Country of Origin: Nepal

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Brief Profile

Nepali Limbu 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.

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