Loba in Nepal

Unreached of the Day  1/29/2021

Loba in Nepal

Most Loba people live in the Mustang district, a semi-independent kingdom within Nepal. Until 1952 this small people group had their own Buddhist kingdom, which was established around 1380 AD. Some Loba practice polyandry, where one woman has more than one husband, and her husbands are usually brothers. They do this because she is less likely to become a widow if she has many husbands. Almost all Loba are zealous believers in Tibetan Buddhism as reflected by their many temples and monasteries. Some years ago several Loba were relocated outside their territory because of great floods, and this has brought some into contact with believers in Christ for the first time.

Ministry Obstacles

Buddhism teaches a very different worldview than that of the Bible. Much readjustment in one's thinking is necessary to begin to understand and believe.

Outreach Ideas

We can pray the few followers of Christ among the Loba would soon become strong enough to take the gospel to their entire people group. They are not a large people group.

Scripture Focus

"And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the LORD had commanded Israel."  Nehemiah 8:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray for an eagerness to hear and heed God’s word among this people group.

Prayer Focus

There have been a few Christians reported among the Loba. Pray they would be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit and that they would grow in numbers and maturity. Pray the strongly Buddhist Loba would be given a knowledge of their sin and need for a Savior. As they hunger to know forgiveness, pray the Lord would send knowledge of his Son's death and provision for forgiveness to them.

People Name Loba
Country Nepal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,600
World Population 4,800
Language Lhowa
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image