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Nepali, general in New Zealand

Nepali, general

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,700 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.70 %   

Nepali, general in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
Many Lhotshampas, or Bhutanese Nepalis who were expelled from Bhutan, have been resettled in New Zealand after being offered settlement of 600 refugees over five years starting in 2008. In the years since 2009, there has been a dramatic increase in Nepalese international students in New Zealand attending 28 colleges and universities. Today, there are 2,500 Nepali people in New Zealand.

Where are they located?
Nepalis in New Zealand often live in Christchurch. Hamilton and Nelson have small Nepalese communities, with some families having gained permanent residence and citizenship, and there are others with student visas.

What are their lives like?
Many Nepalese New Zealanders work in the dairy industry while there are others who are scholars, social workers or professors. Their lives are very different because of their occupations.

What are their beliefs?
Though most Nepalis in New Zealand are Hindu, there is a sizable Buddhist and Muslim minority among them. Audio, visual and complete Bible are available in their Nepali language.

What are their needs?
Vocational Christians may have opportunities to live among the Nepali people in New Zealand, creating opportunities to be in daily contact with them to earn respect and confidence, and hopefully the privilege to speak God's truth into their lives.

Though Nepalis have a high standing within New Zealand culture, they are poor, needy, and without hope since they don't have the sin-bearing savior.

Prayer Points
* Nepali people in New Zealand need to see their critical need for their savior, who loves them and desires a personal relationship with them. They need to see past their world, and see that they have no acceptance with the creator of the universe, except through His son.
* Pray for believers in New Zealand to make a concerted effort to reach Nepalis for Christ.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among Nepalis in New Zealand.


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Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Nepali, general
People Name General: Nepalese
Alternate People Names:
Eastern PahariGurkha
Nepalese, EasternPaharia
ROP3 Code: 107204
Joshua Project People ID: 13317
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,700
Population all Countries: 782,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Nepalese
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (2,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism16.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.70 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism79.00 % 
Islam4.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
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 MatterThe Ancient Path (Nepali)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Nepali, general in New Zealand

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Australia and Pacific    
      Nepalese New Zealand    
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