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Deaf in Nepal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
222,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Many more people are Deaf in Nepal due to poverty, health problems and ear infections than in western countries. The first Deaf school in Nepal was established in the 1960s and Nepali Sign Language came into being.

In the villages there is little help for the Deaf so children are sent to Deaf schools in the cities such as the capital Kathmandu. There is not much encouragement for the Deaf to return to the villages when they leave school as there is little for them so they tend to remain in the cities. Many lose contact with Buddhism. An opportunity for the gospel here.

With Sign Language being recent, the older Deaf in the villages in the country are often marginalised and there are more opportunities for the modern generation. The Deaf now marry the Deaf. The Deaf now work in restaurants and own shops.

Exchange visits for the Deaf in Nepal and America could now come about. This could create an opportunity for the gospel to be spread.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Deaf Christians in America will have exchange visits with the Deaf in Nepal and lead many of them including the older to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles in Nepal will lead the Nepalese to Salvation too.

References
http://Deaf nepal.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/nepals-Deaf -culture.html

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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
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 222,000
Population all Countries: 46,464,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Language
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Primary Language: Nepalese Sign Language
Language Code (ISO): nsp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ghandruk Sign Language (Unknown)Jhankot Sign Language (Unknown)
Jumla Sign Language (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism16.00 % 
Christianity2.85 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism75.01 % 
Islam4.40 % 
Non-Religious0.75 % 
Other / Small0.99 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
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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
 
 
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Deaf in Nepal

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