Bhote in Nepal



Population

28,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

In general, Bhutias are those people who do not belong to any of the particular or distinct stocks of indigenous people of the Nepal Himalaya. They resemble Tibetans in most of their ways of living, and some have migrated from Tibet. The Bhote today have started to come into contact with the outside world following the development of tourism. The Buddhist religion is an integral social and cultural part of Bhote society. Making monasteries and lighting lamps uninterruptedly in monasteries; worshipping Guru Rinpoche Padma Sambhav, Shakyamuni, Gautam Buddha, as well as the Bodhisatva; believing in incarnate lamas; beautifying religious shrines with frescoes, statues, and prayer flags; making prayer wheels; playing musical instruments; and singing and dancing in festivals like Lhosar are the religious activities of Bhote.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of Buddhism is very different than that of the Bible. The Lord's Spirit must give understanding before a person can make such a radical change in worldview.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray some Nepali Christians will be led to take the good news of Jesus to the Bhote people. Pray they will prepare themselves well for this challenge.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few Bhote individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the Nepal census. Please pray for these people, that they will become real disciples of Jesus Christ, holy in their conduct and zealous to know and serve him.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Bhote people to increasingly become aware of their need for a Savior. They need to know of their need, then when they learn a Savior has been provided they will be interested.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhote
People Name in Country Bhote
Population in Nepal 28,000
World Population 28,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Manang
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Bhote
Ethnic Code MSY50r
People ID 16434
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Seti (8,100) Kosi (7,200) Bagmati (3,600) Bheri (2,500)
Mahakali (1,800) Gandaki (1,700) Sagarmatha (1,200) Narayani (1,200)
Mechi (1,000) Janakpur (700) Dhawalagiri (400) Karnali (400)
Lumbini (400) Rapti (400)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Seti (8,100) Kosi (7,200)
Bagmati (3,600) Bheri (2,500)
Mahakali (1,800) Gandaki (1,700)
Sagarmatha (1,200) Narayani (1,200)
Mechi (1,000) Janakpur (700)
Dhawalagiri (400) Karnali (400)
Lumbini (400) Rapti (400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (23,000) Lhomi (3,700) Humla (1,500) Bhojpuri (600)
Newar: Newari (500) Bantawa (300) Darmiya (200) Chaudangsi (200)
Rawat (60) Chamling (30) Lepcha Sherpa
Tibetan, Central Tamang, Eastern
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 23,000 Lhomi 3,700
Humla 1,500 Bhojpuri 600
Newar: Newari 500 Bantawa 300
Darmiya 200 Chaudangsi 200
Rawat 60 Chamling 30
Lepcha 10 Sherpa 10
Tibetan, Central 0 Tamang, Eastern 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
70.13 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.78 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
28.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.13 %
Unknown
0.10 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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