Country: Bhutan

Number of People Groups

78

People Groups Unreached

73 (93.6%)

Total Population

763,000

Unreached Population

749,000 (98.2%)

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

62 %

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Adap 300 300 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Adi 2,700 50,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aka 400 9,800 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 1,900 2,855,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania 3,800 30,735,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhotia, Sikkim 6,100 114,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bodo 6,400 1,995,000 Bodo Hinduism 1.35 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin 6,000 66,445,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brokpa, Brokkat 5,500 81,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bumthangpa 22,000 22,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.44 % 0.00 %
 Chali 1,800 1,800 Chalikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chhetri 4,200 4,559,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dakpa 4,400 4,500 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darjee 1,900 527,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1.80 %
 Drukpa 214,000 234,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dzala 16,000 16,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Garo 800 1,302,000 Garo Christianity 42.11 % 37.00 %
 Gongduk 2,400 2,400 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 10,000 630,000 Nepali Other / Small 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,809,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kachari 1,100 345,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 1,200 2,484,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kami 800 1,353,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,500 9,805,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khambu 1,400 325,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khampa, Eastern 1,700 1,559,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khas 900 88,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kheng 35,000 35,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 16,196,000 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 2,900 104,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lhokpu 3,400 3,400 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Limbu 1,700 549,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.30 % 3.30 %
 Loba 2,200 4,800 Loke Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 7,031,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Magar 2,800 2,168,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mahali 300 300 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahishya 800 10,839,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Matpa 20,000 20,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 400 66,000 Bodo Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa 95,000 152,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Monpa, Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Dirang 200 1,800 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Kalaktang 1,100 2,500 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Lish Unknown 3,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa, Tawang 500 11,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Munda 1,900 4,156,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 %
 Naga, unspecified 200 22,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 %
 Namassej 4,800 8,576,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 3,600 1,457,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ngalong 87,000 87,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nupbi 3,000 3,000 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nyenpa 12,000 12,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Kurux 10,000 5,032,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.26 % 0.00 %
 Rabha 1,500 433,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 3,000 728,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 9,600 7,068,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.81 % 0.00 %
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 47,288,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sajalong 300 7,800 Miji Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santali 5,200 9,473,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.58 % 0.00 %
 Sarki 1,600 405,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 9,000 236,064,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sharchop 64,000 108,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherdukpen 200 4,700 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherpa 9,700 162,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 648,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamang, Eastern 9,100 1,780,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.70 % 3.00 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 900 4,992,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan 4,500 1,069,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan, Gtsang 900 796,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tseku 6,500 6,500 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walang, Bantawa 3,600 5,300 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,800 63,231,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakha 200 30,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  78 763,000       73   0.28 % 0.00 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 21,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 784,000              
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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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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 78
Unreached People Groups 73  (93.6%)
Population 763,000
Population in Unreached 749,000  (98.2%)
Urbanization 38%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official National Language Dzongkha
Secondary National Language
Literacy Rate 62%
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Professing Christian 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 38 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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