People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Nepali of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 42,951

ROP3 Code: 107204
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
Language: Nepali (individual language) - (npi)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: Nepal

Majority Located Where

  Columbus, OH - 10,000

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 5,000

  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA - 4,000

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 3,125

  Louisville/Jefferson County, KY - 3,000

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Brief Profile

Nepali include several people groups who migrated from Nepal, a country in South Asia that is multicultural and multiethnic.

The Nepali culture is rich and unique and encompasses the diversities of Nepal's ethnic, tribal, and social groups. The culture received its influence from Indian, Mongolian and Tibetan cultures.

Their trade language is Nepali. However, over 120 different ethnic group langauges are spoken in Nepal. Therefore, they also often speak their own specific people group language. A few of the Nepali peoples in North America include: Bantawa, Brahman, Chamling, Gurung, Limbu, Tamang, Magar, and Sherpa.

The majority adhere to Hinduism with a minority adhering to Buddhism resulting in most festivals being religiously driven. Even though Christianity has a long history in Nepal, a minority claims adherence.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will be aware of the existence of this people group in North America.
  • Pray that this people group will come in contact with evangelical Christians who will reveal Christ to them both in deed and word.
  • Pray for church planting efforts among this people in North America.

People Group Resources

Hindu Gospel Storying Set
Back translation of the Bible studies developed for those with a Hindi-speaking and Hindu worldview.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Hinduism Beliefs
A belief bulletin by North American Mission Board on Hinduism.

Other Resources

Foundations for Teaching the Bible
Scripture lessons to help new believers from Hindu backgrounds examine their worldview.

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Nepali
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesColumbusColumbusOH10,000
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX5,000
United StatesKing of PrussiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA4,000
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON3,125
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY3,000
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC2,500
United StatesSugar LandHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,200
United StatesAuroraDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,970
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD1,093
United StatesBurnsvilleMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,088
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX1,000
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC800
United StatesMorrowAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA400
United StatesBentonvilleFayetteville-Springdale-RogersAR203
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesDumasSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX150
United StatesFayettevilleFayettevilleNC115
United StatesBeaumontBeaumont-Port ArthurTX73