Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asian Buddhist

Language: Gurung - (gvr)

Alternate Name(s): Western Gurung

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan

Population: 671,000

Global Population: 680,000

PEID: 6314

ROP: 110781

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Western Gurung of Nepal, numbering 671,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Asian Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 680,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Gurung. The primary religion practiced by the Western Gurung is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available