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Khas in Nepal

Khas

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khas in Nepal

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Summary
The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. Many Khas in Nepal today may not identify themselves as Khas, but instead will use the name of a nearby Nepali community. Many Nepali surnames have their origin in the ancient Khas kingdom. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali.

Ministry Obstacles
Even though the church is growing in Nepal there is still considerable opposition. Pray the Lord will strengthen Khas believers so they will not compromise their faith.

Outreach Ideas
It's very encouraging the Khas have a number of Christians among them. Please pray these Christians will be properly instructed in the ways of Christ, will grow in spiritual maturity and in numbers, and will soon be able to effectively communicate to all of their own people group how to know the living God.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Several Khas individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the census in both Nepal and India. Please pray these individuals will learn to live holy lives and be honoring to Christ in every way.

Pray for the entire people group
The Khas of Nepal are largely a mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also true in India and Bhutan. Please pray the Lord will send the light of the Gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:16,000
Largest Provinces:
Kosi (14,000)Mechi (700)
Lumbini (500)Janakpur (10)
Sagarmatha (10)
Total Provinces on file:5
Location in Country:East and south central.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khas
People Name General: Khas
Alternate People Names:
Jimdar RajputKhasa
Khashaखास
ROP3 Code: 112509
Joshua Project People ID: 17159
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 82,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Khas
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Jumli (900)Walungge (30)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism4.34 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.46 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.20 % 
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
 
 
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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Khas in Nepal

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