Country: Bhutan

Number of People Groups

78

People Groups Unreached

73 (93.6%)

Total Population

753,000

Unreached Population

740,000 (98.2%)

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Adap 300 300 Adap Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Adi 2,700 49,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aka 400 9,400 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 1,900 2,786,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania 3,800 29,724,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhotia (Buddhist traditions) 6,100 111,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bodo 6,300 1,924,000 Bodo Hinduism 1.35 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin 6,000 64,714,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brokpa, Brokkat 5,500 79,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bumthangpa 22,000 22,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.44 % 0.00 %
 Chali 1,700 1,700 Chalikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chhetri 4,100 4,666,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dakpa 4,300 4,400 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darjee 1,900 534,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language Unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1.80 %
 Drukpa 211,000 232,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dzala 16,000 16,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Garo 800 1,290,000 Garo Christianity 42.11 % 37.00 %
 Gongduk 2,400 2,400 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 10,000 640,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,744,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kachari 1,100 334,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 1,100 2,500,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kami 700 1,374,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,500 9,644,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khambu 1,400 305,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khampa, Eastern 1,600 1,568,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khas 900 79,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kheng 34,000 34,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 15,690,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurtokha 2,100 2,100 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lap, Lakha 10,000 10,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Layakha 3,400 3,400 Layakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lepcha 2,900 101,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lhokpu 3,400 3,400 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Limbu 1,700 557,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.30 % 3.30 %
 Loba 2,100 4,700 Loke Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 6,879,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Magar 2,700 2,198,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mahali 300 300 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahishya 800 10,575,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Matpa 20,000 20,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 400 64,000 Bodo Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa 94,000 150,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Monpa, Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Dirang 200 1,700 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Kalaktang 1,000 2,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Lish Unknown 2,900 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Tawang 500 10,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Munda 1,900 4,044,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 %
 Naga unspecified 200 22,000 Language Unknown Christianity 91.11 %
 Namassej 4,700 8,447,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 3,500 1,482,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ngalong 86,000 86,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nupbi 2,900 2,900 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nyenpa 12,000 12,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Kurux 9,900 4,827,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.26 % 0.00 %
 Rabha 1,500 420,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 2,900 737,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbansi 9,400 7,007,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.81 % 0.00 %
 Rajput 1,500 45,912,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sajalong 300 7,600 Miji Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santali 5,100 9,261,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.58 % 0.00 %
 Sarki 1,600 412,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 8,900 233,824,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sharchop 63,000 107,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherdukpen 200 4,600 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherpa 9,600 167,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 637,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamang, Eastern 8,900 1,809,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.70 % 3.00 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 800 4,916,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan 4,400 1,074,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan, Gtsang 900 803,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tseku 6,400 6,400 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walang, Bantawa 3,500 5,200 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,800 61,872,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakha 200 31,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  78 753,000       73   0.28 % 0.00 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 19,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 772,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
86.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
9.8 %
Islam
1.4 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
1.6 %
Unknown
0.9 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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