• PEOPLE CLUSTER: NEPALI-PAHARI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 82

Population: 31,181,725

Unreached people groups: 73

UPG population: 27,266,125

Unengaged UPGs: 23

UUPG population: 210,425

Number of countries: 11


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Pahari languages are a geographic group of Indic languages spoken in the lower ranges of the Himalayas, from Nepal in the east to the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir in the west. Nepali is the most widely spoken Pahari language. The Nepali-Pahari people cluster encompasses the large Nepalese people groups along with numerous Pahari-speaking peoples, a majority of whom practice Hinduism.

Peoples within this cluster: Anwal; Balmiki (Pahari); Bandhi Nagalu; Bania, Pahari; Banpar; Bansi; Barar; Bhat, Pahari; Bote-Majhi; Brahman, Kumaoni; Brahman, Marwadi; Brahman, Nepali; Chamar (Bilaspuri); Chamar (Pahari); Chantyal; Chhetri; Chura; Churaute; Dagi; Damai; Danuwar Rai; Dhaki; Gaine; Gorkha; Hali; Hayu; Hesi; Jain, Nepali; Jaunsari; Kami; Khas; Kumhali; Kusunda; Lahaula; Lohar, Pahari; Majhi; Majhi (Nepali); Naar; Nepalese; Newar; Nichar; Pahari; Palpa Pahari; Pangwala; Rai; Rajput, Kangri; Rajput, Pahari; Rathi; Sanyasi; Sarki; Sauria Paharia; Silpkar, Hindu; Sondhia; Sonha; Surel; Tajpuriya; Tamang, Eastern; Thakali; Thakuri; Tharu, Chitwan; Tharu, Dangaura; Thavi; Tokpegola; Vayu

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei; Canada; India; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Thailand; United States


People groups: 82

Population: 31,181,725

Unreached people groups: 73

UPG population: 27,266,125

Unengaged UPGs: 23

UUPG population: 210,425

Number of countries: 11