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Kumal in Nepal

Kumal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
117,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.29 % Unknown   

Kumal in Nepal

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Summary
The Kumals are regarded as one of the ancient indigenous peoples/nationalities of Nepal. They are scattered in various areas of the country. The traditional occupation of Kumals is making clay pots. Recently, they have become dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. Women have equal status with men. They worship their family god, Same (god of beasts), snake gods and goddesses, Banaskhandi, or gods and goddesses of forests, and others.

Ministry Obstacles
The Kumal of Nepal speak over 20 languages. Evangelistic and church planting projects need to take these into account.

Outreach Ideas
Increasing numbers in Nepal are coming to know Christ in these days. Pray that some of these believers will remember to carry the good news of Jesus to the Kumal people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for those who know and follow Christ among the Kumal community of Nepal. Pray they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and will be quick to repent of sin. Pray they will learn to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Kumal community will be given the gift of knowledge about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, instead of created spirits.

Scripture Focus
"And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations." Mark 13:10

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:117,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (40,000)Gandaki (21,000)
Narayani (17,000)Rapti (12,000)
Bagmati (8,600)Kosi (4,400)
Janakpur (3,000)Mechi (2,900)
Bheri (2,400)Dhaulagiri (2,100)
Total Provinces on file:14
Location in Country:Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kumal
People Name General: Kumal
Alternate People Names:
Kumhaleकुमाल
ROP3 Code: 105395
Joshua Project People ID: 12845
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 117,000
Population all Countries: 121,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Kumal
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (95,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kumal (13,000)Bhojpuri (4,400)
Dotyali (800)Maithili (600)
Musasa (300)Bantawa (200)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.92 % 
Christianity2.29 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.67 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.12 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsNepali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kumal in Nepal

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