Thakali in Nepal

Unreached of the Day  8/26/2019

Thakali in Nepal

The Thakali community originated from the Thak Khola region of the Mustang district in the Dhaulagiri zone of Nepal, and are presently some of Nepal's most successful businessmen. Many Thakalis have resettled in Kathmandu and in southern Nepal. Thakalis outside their homeland follow a syncretic form of Tibetan Buddhism heavily influenced by Hinduism, while those in Mustang remain much more traditionally Buddhist. The Thakalis are divided into four clans, and each clan has a distinct clan god.

Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus is to risk losing friendships and even family. Plus, changing one's worldview radically is not easy.

Outreach Ideas

The Lord is calling people to himself in Nepal. Perhaps Nepali believers will be burdened to share what they have learned with their neighbors, the Thakali community. Pray to that end.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the followers of Christ among the Thakali community, that the Lord will send teachers and pastors to help them learn and grow, and that they will be eager to learn and follow Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray that each Thakali individual soon will be privileged to hear the good news of Christ clearly, in his or her mother tongue. Pray for several opportunities for each person, since it usually requires several to really understand and believe.

Scripture Focus

"I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth." Isaiah 49:6

People Name Thakali
Country Nepal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 11,000
World Population 12,000
Language Nepali
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image