Country: Bhutan

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

29

Total Population

761,000

Unreached Population

648,000

% Christian Adherent

1.4%

% Evangelical

0.7 %

Largest Religion

Buddhism (64.9%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Adi 2,500 Adi Buddhism 8.0 % 1.0 %
 Assamese 29,000 Assamese Hinduism 1.0 % 0.7 %
 Bhotia, Dzongkha 179,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Brokpa, Brokkat 500 Brokkat Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bumthangpa 21,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.4 % 0.3 %
 Chali 1,600 Chalikha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dakpa 5,700 Brokpake Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dakpakha 2,100 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Buddhism 2.1 % 0.0 %
 Dzala 23,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 1.4 % 1.1 %
 Gongduk 2,400 Gongduk Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gurung 7,700 Gurung, Western E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khampa, Eastern 1,500 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kheng 61,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.6 % 0.4 %
 Kurteop 16,000 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Lap, Lakha 12,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Layakha 1,400 Layakha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lepcha 2,300 Lepcha Buddhism 1.0 % 1.0 %
 Lhop, Doya 3,600 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Limbu 16,000 Limbu O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Lunape 1,000 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Magar 7,500 Magar, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.0 %
 Matpa 31,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Nepali, general 50,000 Nepali Hinduism 9.0 % 3.1 %
 Nupbi 2,700 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nyenpa 12,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Olekha, Black Mountain Monpa 600 Olekha Buddhism 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Oraon, Kurux 5,400 Kurux Hinduism 20.0 % 12.0 %
 Santali 16,000 Santhali E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 5.0 %
 Sharchop 188,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.3 % 0.3 %
 Sherpa 4,800 Sherpa Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 12,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.5 % 0.3 %
 Tamang, Eastern 3,400 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.0 % 2.8 %
 Tibetan 4,500 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tseku 7,300 Tseku Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Walang, Bantawa 23,000 Bantawa Buddhism 4.0 % 3.1 %
  Totals:  36 756,000 29     1.4 % 0.7 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
64.9%
Christianity
  Evangelical
1.4%
0.7%
Ethnic Religions
3.4%
Hinduism
27.7%
Islam
0.8%
Non-Religious
0.0%
Other / Small Religions
1.8%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
45.2%
Protestant
23.8%
Roman Catholic
9.0%
Orthodox
0.0%
Other Christian
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 Group who lives 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 population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Bhutan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Bhutan
  • Christian ministry in Bhutan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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