Language:  Nepali

Estimated Global Speakers

16,921,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

79

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

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Map Notes
Primary Language
(79 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adibasi Janajati Nepal 1,300
Badhi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 43,000
 Baha'i Nepal 1,300
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 272,000
 Baramu Nepal 8,800
Bardai Nepal 1,000
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 300
 Bhote Nepal 15,000
 Bhotia India 133,000
 Brahmin Hill Nepal 3,578,000
 Byansi India 1,100
 Chepang India 1,300
 Chhantyal Nepal 13,000
 Chhetri Bhutan 4,200
 Chhetri India 288,000
 Chhetri Nepal 4,891,000
 Christian Nepal 800
Churaute Nepal 2,700
 Darjee Bhutan 1,900
 Darjee India 56,000
 Darjee Nepal 524,000
 Dura Nepal 5,900
Gandharva India 600
Gandharva Nepal 7,800
 Gangai India 5,500
 Gangai Nepal 43,000
 Gharti Nepal 132,000
 Gurung Ghaleg Bhutan 9,600
 Gurung Ghaleg India 125,000
 Kamar Nepal 1,800
 Kami Bhutan 800
 Kami India 108,000
 Kami Nepal 1,399,000
Khambu Nepal 800
 Khas India 60,000
 Khas Nepal 19,000
 Kumal India 4,100
 Kumal Nepal 135,000
Kusunda Nepal 300
 Magar India 402,000
 Magar Nepal 2,102,000
 Majhi Nepal 93,000
 Mugal Nepal 300
 Nepalese, Gurkha Brunei 2,100
 Nepali, general United Arab Emirates 100,000
 Nepali, general Australia 132,000
 Nepali, general Myanmar (Burma) 297,000
 Nepali, general Canada 8,300
 Nepali, general Finland 4,000
 Nepali, general Malaysia 238,000
 Nepali, general New Zealand 2,700
 Nepali, general China, Hong Kong 17,000
 Nepali, general United States 57,000
 Newah Bangladesh 1,000
 Newah Bhutan 3,600
 Newah India 188,000
 Pahari Nepal 15,000
 Rai India 142,000
 Rai Nepal 689,000
Sarbaria Nepal 3,600
 Sarki Bhutan 1,600
 Sarki India 31,000
 Sarki Nepal 418,000
 Sherpa India 44,000
 Silpkar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 67,000
 Siyar Nepal 600
 Sunuwar India 95,000
 Tamang Bhutan 9,100
 Tamang India 262,000
 Tangbe Nepal 700
 Thakali India 1,600
 Thakali Nepal 13,000
 Thakuri India 38,000
 Thakuri Nepal 473,000
 Thami India 2,600
 Tharu Khawas Nepal 1,800
 Yakkha Bhutan 200
 Yakthumba, Limbu Bhutan 1,700
 Yakthumba, Limbu India 149,000
  Totals:  79     69
Secondary Language
(317 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi India 81,000
Adi Gallong India 20,000
 Adi Minyong India 28,000
Adi Padam India 16,000
 Ahar Nepal 2,300
 Aka India 13,000
 Amat Nepal 3,400
 Anal India 26,000
 Angami India 183,000
 Ansari Nepal 49,000
 Ao India 270,000
 Arakh Nepal 700
 Arleng India 585,000
Asur India 37,000
 Ath Pahariya Nepal 6,600
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 36,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,600
 Baha'i India 15,000
Bahing Nepal 3,200
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) Nepal 17,000
 Bahra Gaunle Nepal 500
 Baiga India 666,000
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 29,000
 Bania Bhutan 3,800
 Bania Agarwal Nepal 21,000
 Bania unspecified Nepal 121,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,056,000
 Bankariya Nepal 600
 Bantar Nepal 61,000
 Bantawa Nepal 5,000
 Bari (Hindu traditions) Nepal 10,000
 Barman India 7,900
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 647,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 26,000
Bedia (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,400
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,400
 Bharia Bhumia India 374,000
 Bhattra India 364,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,300,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 141,000
Bhoi Mallah Mewat Nepal 8,300
 Bhoksa India 69,000
 Bhotia Sikkim Bhutan 6,100
 Bhotia Sikkim India 81,000
 Bhuiya unspecified India 1,725,000
 Bhumij India 1,306,000
 Bind Nepal 82,000
Birhor India 24,000
 Bodh (Buddhist traditions) India 136,000
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,837,000
Bori India 3,900
 Bote-Majhi Nepal 13,000
 Brahmin Bhutan 6,100
 Brahmin Bhumihar Nepal 19,000
 Brahmin Bohara Nepal 1,200
 Brahmin Gaur Nepal 7,800
 Brahmin Joshi Nepal 2,300
 Brahmin Kanaujia Nepal 7,100
 Brahmin Khandelwal Nepal 2,200
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi Nepal 3,200
 Brahmin Saraswat Nepal 3,100
 Brahmin Terai Nepal 116,000
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,129,000
 Bru India 240,000
Bujur India 3,000
 Byansi Nepal 4,700
 Chakhesang India 183,000
 Chakma India 255,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 359,000
 Chamling Nepal 7,200
 Chang India 76,000
 Chaudhari, tribal India 354,000
 Chenchu India 80,000
 Chepang, Tsepang Nepal 76,000
 Chero India 185,000
 Chidimar Nepal 5,000
 Chik Baraik India 137,000
 Chin Mara India 51,000
 Chothe India 4,300
 Christian India 1,467,000
 Danuwar Rai Nepal 93,000
 Darai Nepal 20,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,300
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 22,000
 Deori India 61,000
Dhandi Nepal 2,200
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,249,000
 Dhanuk Nepal 245,000
 Dharkar Nepal 3,000
 Dhimal Nepal 30,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 125,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 7,900
 Dhodia India 794,000
 Dolpa Nepal 4,600
 Domar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000
 Dura India 3,600
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) Nepal 233,000
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,900
Gaddi (Hindu traditions) India 272,000
 Gamit India 532,000
 Gangte India 25,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,277,000
 Gharti India 25,000
 Gond unspecified India 9,939,000
 Gorait India 12,000
 Gosain Nepal 1,900
Gurung Ghale Nepal 25,000
 Gurung Ghaleg Bangladesh 1,200
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 586,000
Gyalsumdo Nepal 400
 Hajam Nepal 41,000
 Hajang India 87,000
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,800
 Halba India 851,000
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 93,000
 Haomei India 77,000
 Hayu Nepal 3,400
 Hmar India 114,000
 Ho India 1,252,000
Hojai India 4,900
 Illemei India 112,000
 Jad India 2,600
 Jamatia India 97,000
Jatapu India 166,000
 Jaunsari India 109,000
 Jirel Nepal 6,400
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,000
Juang India 55,000
 Kachari Dimasa India 170,000
 Kachari Sonwal India 325,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 61,000
 Kahha India 62,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) India 2,630,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 125,000
 Kalwar Jaiswal Nepal 6,400
Kalwar Sunri Nepal 9,000
 Kanaura India 62,000
 Kandha Gauda India 31,000
 Kandu Nepal 143,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,400
Karmali India 151,000
 Kawar India 1,165,000
 Kawar Nepal 1,400
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 50,000
 Khaling Nepal 1,700
Khambu Bhutan 1,400
Khambu India 366,000
 Kharwar India 661,000
 Khas Bhutan 1,000
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,454,000
 Khatwa Nepal 114,000
 Khiamniungan India 72,000
 Kisan India 1,894,000
 Kisan Nepal 2,500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) India 59,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) India 9,492,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 341,000
 Kokna India 1,260,000
 Kol India 2,050,000
 Kolowar India 281,000
 Kom India 21,000
 Konda Dhora India 271,000
 Konyak India 279,000
 Kori India 3,011,000
 Korwa India 522,000
 Kui Khond India 1,545,000
 Kuki Chin India 157,000
 Kulung Nepal 31,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 71,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,106,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 257,000
 Lahaula India 3,400
 Lamkang India 9,200
 Larke Nepal 200
 Lhomi India 1,900
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa Nepal 1,300
 Loba Bhutan 2,200
 Loba Nepal 3,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 150,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 115,000
Lohara India 310,000
 Lotha India 206,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 78,000
 Magar Bhutan 2,800
 Mahali India 95,000
 Mahli India 474,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 30,796,000
 Majhi India 140,000
 Majhwar India 217,000
 Mali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) Nepal 193,000
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,100
Malto India 221,000
 Maramei India 32,000
Maring India 32,000
 Marma India 54,000
 Mech India 64,000
 Mech Nepal 5,500
 Meena India 5,411,000
Mewahang Nepal 4,300
Miniyong India 9,200
 Miri India 801,000
 Miyan Nepal 34,000
 Mizo India 168,000
Mizo Fanai India 17,000
Mizo Lushai India 659,000
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000
 Monpa India 47,000
 Monpa Dirang India 8,400
 Munda India 4,294,000
 Murao (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,000
Murasing India 16,000
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 261,000
 Naga India 22,000
 Naga Tangkhul India 232,000
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) India 174,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 131,000
 Newah Nepal 1,471,000
 Nissi India 46,000
 Oraon India 5,221,000
 Paite (Christian traditions) India 93,000
Paite Simte India 9,100
Pangwala India 20,000
 Pardhan India 369,000
 Pardhi India 423,000
Parhaiya India 36,000
Parja unspecified India 384,000
Pasi India 1,200
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,400
Pawi India 61,000
 Pinjara Nepal 20,000
 Pnar India 324,000
 Pochury India 27,000
 Poumai India 150,000
 Puroik India 5,100
 Qassab Nepal 1,800
 Qazi Nepal 11,000
 Rabha India 430,000
 Rai Bhutan 3,800
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 4,921,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 128,000
 Rajbhar Nepal 12,000
Rajdhob Nepal 15,000
Raji Nepal 5,200
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,029,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) Nepal 42,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) Nepal 12,000
 Rajput Khasiya India 154,000
 Raute Nepal 1,000
 Rengma India 80,000
 Rongkup Bhutan 3,000
 Rongkup India 78,000
 Rongkup Nepal 4,500
 Rongmei India 115,000
Sampang Nepal 1,600
 Sangtam India 89,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 8,872,000
 Saora unspecified India 927,000
Sauria Paharia India 61,000
 Sayyid Nepal 74,000
 Sema India 285,000
 Shaikh Nepal 911,000
 Shaikh Qureshi Nepal 19,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 70,439,000
 Sherdukpen India 4,100
 Sherpa Bhutan 9,800
 Sherpa Nepal 123,000
 Sherpa Helambu Nepal 2,800
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,117,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 73,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 104,000
 Sunuwar Nepal 63,000
Tagin India 72,000
 Tai Man India 6,700
 Tajpuriya Nepal 21,000
 Tamang Bangladesh 700
 Tamang Nepal 1,708,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 90,000
Tangsa India 18,000
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) Nepal 117,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 411,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) Nepal 14,000
 Thadou India 253,000
 Thakali Marphali Nepal 2,100
Thakali Tin Gaule Nepal 500
 Thakkar India 681,000
Thakuria Nepal 2,800
 Thami Nepal 32,000
 Tharu India 523,000
 Tharu Rana India 14,000
 Tharu Rana Nepal 231,000
 Tharu unspecified Nepal 1,703,000
Thulung Nepal 3,800
 Tibetan, Bhotia Nepal 2,900
 Tipera India 800,000
 Tiwa India 298,000
 Tokpegola Nepal 1,700
 Uchoi India 3,000
 Vaiphei India 53,000
Valmiki (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,400
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,500
 Walang Nepal 1,400
 Walang, Bantawa Bhutan 3,600
 Wancho India 76,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,170,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,012,000
 Yadav Dhindhor Nepal 17,000
 Yadav Gaoli Nepal 90,000
 Yadav Rawat Nepal 11,000
 Yakkha India 6,400
 Yakkha Nepal 27,000
 Yakthumba, Limbu Nepal 431,000
Yamphu Nepal 7,700
 Yehlmo Nepal 12,000
 Yenadi India 777,000
 Yimchungra India 79,000
 Zeliang India 121,000
  Totals:  317     230

Language Alternate Names
Baitadeli (Baitadi)
Bajura
Bajurali
Bajurali (Bajura)
Darchulali
Darchulali (Darjula)
Darchuli (Darjula)
Darjula
Eastern Pahadi
Eastern Pahari
Gorkhali
Gurkhali
Khaskura
Lhotshammikha
Nepalese
Parbate
Parbatiya

Dialects
Acchami
Achhami
Baitadeli
Baitadi
Bajhangi
Bajurali
Bajureli
Bheri
Bhutan
Dadeldhuri
Dailekhi
Darchulali
Darchulee
Darchuleli
Darchuli
Darjeeling
Gandakeli
Gorkhali
Humli
Kalikot
Kathmandu
Nepali
Palpa
Pokhara
Purbeli
Soradi

Dialect Alternate Names
Acchami
Bahasa Nepal
Bajura
Bhasa Purbi
Darjula
Eastern Pahari
Gorkhali
Gurkhali
Khas
Khas Kura
Khaskura
Nepalais
Nepalees
Nepalese
Nepali: Acchami
Nepali: Achhami
Nepali: Baitadi
Nepali: Bajhangi
Nepali: Bajurali
Nepali: Bhutan
Nepali: Darchulee
Nepali: Darjeeling
Nepali: Gorkhali
Nepali: Kalikot
Nepali: Kathmandu
Nepali: Palpa
Nepali: Pokhara
Nepali: Pokhra
Parbate
Parbati Bhasa
Parbatiya
Pokhra
Purbi
Purwi
Purwi/Purbi


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