• PEOPLE NAME: WESTERN GURUNG OF NEPAL

Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Gurung - (gvr)

Alternate Name(s): Western Gurung

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan

Population: 191,000

Global Population: 199,700


PEID: 6314

ROP: 110781

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Western Gurung of Nepal, numbering 191,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 199,700 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Gurung. The primary religion practiced by the Western Gurung is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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