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Chamling in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,400 Chamling Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Chamling in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Chamling people are defined by their language as well as by ethnicity. They are a small people group.

Where are they located?
Chamling speakers live only in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
There is interest in this small language spoken by some of the Rai tribal people in Nepal. You can find Chamling folk songs on YouTube. There is also a great gospel message for them sponsored by Global Recordings Network (GRN).

What are their beliefs?
No doubt they have been approached by Hindus who hope to bring them into the overall Hindu fold. Yet Chamling speakers adhere to their own traditional religion, which gives them identity as a people. They have their own gods and spirit beings.

What are their needs?
Chamling speakers need the opportunity to hear that there is a God who is over all, who created all that they see and all that they have. They need the chance to hear of His glory!

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Chamling people of Nepal for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Chamling families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Chamling people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Chamling people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,400
Largest Provinces:
Sagarmatha (3,600)Kosi (2,300)
Mechi (600)Bagmati (600)
Narayani (70)Janakpur (30)
Bheri (20)Gandaki (20)
Lumbini (20)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chamling
People Name General: Chamling
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102001
Joshua Project People ID: 20741
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,400
Population all Countries: 7,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia - other
People Name General: Chamling
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chamling (6,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rab    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism15.46 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism25.49 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small59.05 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chamling
GeneralGospel resources links
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Chamling in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia - other     Asia, South    
      Chamling Nepal    
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            Chamling in Nepal          
      Religion Language  
      Other / Small     Chamling  
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