Nepalis in Portugal

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Nepalis in Portugal
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Portuguese · Nepali
Hinduism · Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Non Resident Nepali

There is a community of Nepalis living and working in Portugal. They consist of expatriates and immigrants from Nepal as well as their locally born descendants. Most of them reside in Lisbon.


"Nepali Wave" is a Nepali language newspaper that was first published in Lisbon in October 2012 and it was released by the Honorary Consular of Nepal for Portugal, Makar Bahadur Hamal and Chairman of the Nepal-Portugal Art, Literature and Communication Council, Kumar Shrestha on the occasion of the Dashain and Tihar.[2]


Non-Resident Nepalese (NRN) Portugal is a Nepalese community organization, founded by the Nepalese community in Portugal.[3]

In April 2012, Nepalis residing in Portugal have started the construction of Nepal House in Lisbon. President of NRN Portugal, Ramesh Kumar Gurung said that the decision was taken by the committee so as to assist in preserving Nepalese traditions and culture.[4]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Nepali diaspora", International Nepal Fellowship[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ ""Nepali Wave" starts publication from Portugal",, 28 October 2012
  3. ^ "NRN – Portugal", The Himalayan Times
  4. ^ "Nepalese to construct Nepali House in Portugal",, 4 April 2012