Non Resident Nepali

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Non Resident Nepali
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Regions with significant populations
 India 10,925,000(2008)[1]
 Malaysia 700,000(2011)[2][3][4]
 Burma 700,000(2010)[5]
 Qatar 400,000(2010)[5]
 United Arab Emirates 325,000(2010)[6]
 Saudi Arabia 315,000(2010)[5]
 United Kingdom 131,000(2009)[7]
 Australia 124,636(2011)[8]
 United States 59,490(2010)[9]
 Japan 57,525(2011)[10]
 South Korea 50,908(2009)[11]
 Canada 30,780(2006)[12]
 Thailand 20,000(2010)[5]
 Hong Kong 15,950(2006)[13]
 Kuwait 12,000(2010)[5]
 Singapore 5,000(2010)[5]
 Oman 5,000(2010)[5]
 Germany 4,000(2010)[5]
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A Non Resident Nepali (NRN) (Nepali: गैर आवासीय नेपाली, Gair Aawasiya Nepali) means the followings.

(a) A person who Currently holds citizenship of Nepal, who may or maynot have acquired a citizenship of another country/ies, who currently does not reside in Nepal for various reason. (b) A Former Nepalese Citizen " भुतपुर्ब नेपाली नागरिक " Bhutpurba Nepali naagarik "means a person who once held a Nepalese citizenship (By birth, ancentry blood rights or by other means ) and has denounced (Legally) his/her Nepalese Citizenship. (c) "Foreign citizen of Nepalese origin" नेपालि मुलको बिदेशी नागरिक " Nepali mulko bideshi naagarik" means a person who him/herself or whose father, mother, grandfather or grandmother was/were a citizen of Nepal at any time and has subsequently acquired the citizenship of any other foreign country other than a member country of the South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC).

(d) "Nepali citizen residing abroad" आप्रबासी नेपाली "aaprabashi nepali "means a Nepali citizen who has been residing in any foreign country for at least Two years by doing any profession, occupation, business and employment except a Nepalese citizen residing in a member country of SAARC or Serving in a diplomatic mission or consulate situated in a foreign country under the assignment of

(e) person of Nepali origin is a person of Nepali origin or ancestry who was or whose ancestors were born in Nepal or nations with Nepalese ancestry but is not a citizen of Nepal and is the citizen of another country. A person of Nepali origin might have been a citizen of Nepal and subsequently taken the citizenship of another country.

Other terms with vaguely the same meaning are Overseas Nepali, Nepali origin and expatriate Nepali. In common usage, this often includes Nepali-born individuals (and also people of other nations with Nepalese ancestry) who have taken the citizenship of other countries. The majority of Non Resident Nepalese reside in India.

According to the Non Resident Nepali Act, 2007 article II, the phrase 'Non Resident Nepali' does not include Nepali citizen or citizen of SAARC countries of Nepali descent living in SAARC countries. It further excludes the students and members and staffs of Nepali diplomatic mission staying in any foreign country.[14]

The Non Resident Nepali Association was established by the conference held by 11–14 October 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The fourth NRN global conference was held in 13–15 October 2009 in Kathmandu.

The mother tongue languages of Non Resident Nepalese are Thet Nepali, newari or Nepal bhasa, Kirat and Limbuwan bhasa, Tamuwan (Gurung) and Magrati bhasa, Maitheli and Tharu Bhasha,Sudurpasimeli Khas bhasha. A foreign Citizen of Nepalese Origin may choose to Speak in another language other than Nepalese.

    • Activities**

NRN are opening business opportunities in Nepal by investing in various sectors such as banking, tourism, hotel, hydropower and many more.

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  1. ^ Soldiers, Migrants and Citizens
  2. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia - Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Kathmandu
  3. ^ TheSunDaily: Malaysian trade team in Nepal, four MoUs in the pipeline
  4. ^ Air Asia to launch Kathmandu- Kuala Lumpur flights
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Nepali diaspora[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Abdul Kader, Binsal (2010-05-17), "Number of Nepalese in UAE steady", Gulf News, retrieved 2010-07-17 
  7. ^ "Estimated population resident in the United Kingdom, by foreign country of birth (Table 1.3)". Office for National Statistics. September 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "2011 Census: Australia's changing multicultural mix". 2011 Census analysis., sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  9. ^ "ASIAN ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH ONE OR MORE OTHER RACES, AND WITH ONE OR MORE ASIAN CATEGORIES FOR SELECTED GROUPS". United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "ネパール連邦民主共和国基礎データ", 各国・地域情勢, Tokyo, Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, retrieved 2013-01-25 
  11. ^ a 
  12. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data", Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada, Census 2006, Statistics Canada, retrieved 2010-01-27 
  13. ^ "Thematic Report: Ethnic Minorities" (PDF). Publications and Products of the 2006 Population By-census. Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong (xvi). 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2008-01-23. 
  14. ^ Non Resident Nepali Act, 2007

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