Bhote in Nepal

Joshua Project has identified the Bhote only in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 13,000
World Population 13,000
Countries 1
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:
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kosi (4,100) Bagmati (2,600) Seti (1,600) Mechi (900)
Janakpur (900) Narayani (700) Gandaki (700) Karnali (700)
Bheri (500) Lumbini (200) Sagarmatha (100) Dhawalagiri (70)
Mahakali (20)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kosi (4,100) Bagmati (2,600)
Seti (1,600) Mechi (900)
Janakpur (900) Narayani (700)
Gandaki (700) Karnali (700)
Bheri (500) Lumbini (200)
Sagarmatha (100) Dhawalagiri (70)
Mahakali (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (10,000) Helambu Sherpa (1,100) Humla (300) Maithili (100)
Kham, Western Parbate (100) Loke (60) Dotyali (40) Bantawa (10)
Lepcha Rawat Darmiya Newar: Newari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 10,000 Helambu Sherpa 1,100
Humla 300 Maithili 100
Kham, Western Parbate 100 Loke 60
Dotyali 40 Bantawa 10
Lepcha 10 Rawat
Darmiya Newar: Newari
For Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nepali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Nepali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
68.80 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
30.68 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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