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Sunuwar in Nepal

Sunuwar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
55,000 Sunwar Hinduism 2.60 % Unknown   

Sunuwar in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Sunuwar or Sunwar are Hindus who live in Nepal. They speak Sunuwar or Nepali. Some of them follow the Kirant religion. They live in the eastern hills of Nepal.

Most of the Sunuwar work in agriculture, mainly crop growing and with cattle. The educated among them often go abroad due to limited opportunities in Nepal. A few of them work in government service.

The Sunuwar have their own cultures and have many festivals. They wear traditional costumes. Some are in the military. They had a reputation for being brave and honest in World War II.

They live in Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap and Dolakha.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Sunuwar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Nepali Christians will help lead them to salvation.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwar_people

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:55,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (21,000)Sagarmatha (11,000)
Mechi (9,300)Bagmati (5,700)
Kosi (3,700)Narayani (2,000)
Lumbini (1,000)Gandaki (600)
Seti (500)Rapti (200)
Total Provinces on file:13
Location in Country:Ramechhap District of Janakpur Zone. Okhaldhunga District of Sagarmatha Zone.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sunuwar
People Name General: Sunuwar
Alternate People Names:
SunwarSunwari
सुनुवार
ROP3 Code: 113662
Joshua Project People ID: 18152
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 55,000
Population all Countries: 137,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Sunuwar
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sunwar (38,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): suz    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (16,000)Maithili (1,100)
Bantawa (600)Dotyali (400)
Chamling (200)Bhojpuri (100)
Rangpuri (90)Raute (40)
Bengali (20)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism3.07 % 
Christianity2.60 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism90.50 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small3.66 % 
Unknown0.17 % 
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: 1988
New Testament:
1992Audio
Complete Bible: 2012
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)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sunwar
Text / Printed MatterBible: परमप्रभु या ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Sunuwar in Nepal

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