|Regions with significant populations|
|Nepal 26 million (2011 Census)|
|India||estimated 2,926,168 (2011 Census of India)|
|United Kingdom||164,000 (2018)|
|United Arab Emirates||224,905|
|South Korea||60,000 (2017)|
|Nepali, Newar, Maithili, Magar, Tamang, Tharu, Gurung, Limbu, Rai, Sherpa, Doteli, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magahi, Bajjika, Angika, Hindi-Urdu and other languages|
|Hinduism (majority), Buddhism, Kirant, Prakriti, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, Bahai faith|
|Related ethnic groups|
Nepalis (English: Nepalese ; Nepali: नेपाली) are the citizens of Nepal under the provisions of Nepali nationality law. The term Nepalis (Nepalese) usually refers to the nationality, that is, to people with citizenship of Nepal, while the people without Nepalese citizenship but with roots in Nepal such as Nepalese Americans are strictly referred to as Nepali Speaking Foreigners (Nepali: नेपाली भाषी विदेशी) who are speakers of Nepali, Maithili or any of the other 128 Nepalese languages but are now foreign citizens or of foreign nationality bearing passports and citizenship of the foreign nation. It is also not generally used to refer to non-citizen residents, dual citizens, and expatriates.
Nepal is a multicultural and multi-ethnic country with a majority of Hindus (including Kirats and Buddhists) while Muslims and Christians of Hindu origin are minorities. Kathmandu Valley, in the middle hill region and the Madhesh Province, constitutes a small fraction of the nation's area but is the most densely populated, with almost 37 percent of the Nepali's population.
The name Nepalese has been recorded in usage of English language, however is rejected as an Anglicization. The term Nepa-mi (Nepal Bhasa : 𑐣𑐾𑐥𑐵𑑅𑐩𑐶, नेपाःमि) is used among the Newars.
Main article: History of Nepal
The Gopala and Mahishpala dynasty has been recorded as earliest instance of Nepali people.
The population ranking of 125 Nepali castes/ethnic groups as per the 2011 Nepal census.
|Rank||Caste/ethnic groups||Population||Percentage composition|
|24||Hyolmo / Yolmo||10,752||0.00%|
Main article: Non-Resident Nepali
The Nepali diaspora or Non Resident Nepali are Nepali people living overseas. The Non-resident Nepali Act, 2064 of Nepal defines a non-resident Nepali as someone who is a foreign citizen of Nepalese origin including a Nepalese citizen residing abroad.
Source article: Administrative divisions of Nepal
|province Number||Nick Names||Capital||Districts||Area(km2)|
|Province Number 1||Koshi||Biratnagar||14||25,905|
|Province Number 2||Madhesh||Janakpur||8||9,661|
|Province Number 3||Bagmati||Hetauda||13||20,300|
|Province Number 4||Gandaki||Pokhara||11||21,504|
|Province Number 5||Lumbini||Deukhuri||12||22,288|
|Province Number 6||Karnali||Birendanagar||10||27,984|
|Province Number 7||Sudurpaschim||Godawari||9||19,915|