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Kulung in Nepal



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
27,000 Kulung Other / Small 0.29 % Unknown Not available   

Kulung in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Kulung of Nepal have their own language and culture. They live in the Solukhumbu district of Sagarmatha Zone in east Nepal. They are a part of the Kirat people. Some were in the British military in the two World Wars.

The Kulung are exogamous, permitting marriage outside of their group. They are not allowed to marry within five generations of the mothers and seven generations of the fathers. Some of them are Hindus, some Buddhists and others follow the Kiranti religion. They bury the dead.

The Kulung are difficult to get to due to lack of suitable roads and this could be an obstacle to the gospel. There is a lack of electricity, clean drinking water and a lack of health services.

The Kulung work in agriculture and grow maize and millet. They fish and hunt. There is a lack of food due to poor land growing conditions and they have to migrate to get agricultural work.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Nepalese Christians will help lead the Kulung to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their material needs will be met too.

References
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:25 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:27,000
Largest Provinces:
Kosi (17,000)Sagarmatha (9,200)
Mechi (800)Bagmati (300)
Dhaulagiri (10)
Total Provinces on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kulung
People Name General: Kulung
Alternate People Names:
कुलुंग
ROP3 Code: 105381
Joshua Project People ID: 20745
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 27,000
Population all Countries: 27,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: South Himalaya
People Name General: Kulung
Ethnic Code: MSY50
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kulung (27,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kle    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (200)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Kirati
Major Religions:
Buddhism14.06 % 
Christianity0.29 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism23.88 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small61.77 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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: 1976
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Kulung in Nepal

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