Kumal in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Kumals are regarded as one of the ancient indigenous peoples/nationalities of Nepal. They are scattered in various areas of the country. The traditional occupation of Kumals is making clay pots. Recently, they have become dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. Women have equal status with men. They worship their family god, Same (god of beasts), snake gods and goddesses, Banaskhandi, or gods and goddesses of forests, and others.


Ministry Obstacles

The Kumal of Nepal speak over 20 languages. Evangelistic and church planting projects need to take these into account.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will start a movement of Kumal families experiencing God's blessings.


Prayer Focus

Pray for those who know and follow Christ among the Kumal community of Nepal. Pray they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and will be quick to repent of sin. Pray they will learn to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray the Kumal community will be given the gift of knowledge about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, instead of created spirits.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumal in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumal
People Name in Country Kumal
Population this Country 137,000
Population all Countries 141,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Kumhale; कुमाल
People ID 12845
ROP3 Code 105395
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Lumbini
47,000
Gandaki
25,000
Narayani
19,000
Rapti
14,000
Bagmati
10,000
Kosi
5,100
Janakpur
3,500
Mechi
3,400
Bheri
2,800
Dhaulagiri
2,500
Seti
1,900
Karnali
1,100
Sagarmatha
900
Mahakali
600
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nawalparasi District, Lumbini Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Lumbini 47,000
  Gandaki 25,000
  Narayani 19,000
  Rapti 14,000
  Bagmati 10,000
  Kosi 5,100
  Janakpur 3,500
  Mechi 3,400
  Bheri 2,800
  Dhaulagiri 2,500
  Seti 1,900
  Karnali 1,100
  Sagarmatha 900
  Mahakali 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (95,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Kumal
13,000
Bhojpuri
4,400
Dotyali
800
Maithili
600
Musasa
300
Bantawa
200
Magar, Western: Western Palpa
100
Primary Language Nepali (95,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Kumal 13,000
  Bhojpuri 4,400
  Dotyali 800
  Maithili 600
  Musasa 300
  Bantawa 200
  Magar, Western: Western Palpa 100
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.92 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.67 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.12 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more