Country: Bhutan South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

71 (95.9%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

813,000

Population in Unreached

810,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian **

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent **
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Adap 400 400 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adi 2,900 73,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aka 500 12,000 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,100 2,705,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 4,100 29,459,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,500 90,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin 6,500 63,268,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Broq-Pa 5,900 61,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bumthangpa 24,000 24,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 % 1
 Chali 1,900 1,900 Chalikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhetri 4,400 4,546,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dakpa 4,700 4,800 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darjee 2,000 527,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 6,100 46,464,000 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1
 Drukpa 228,000 241,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Dzala 18,000 18,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo 900 1,226,000 Garo Christianity 42.11 % 37.00 % -
 Gongduk 2,600 2,600 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 11,000 625,000 Nepali Buddhism 2.08 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,754,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kachari Sonwal 1,200 281,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 1,200 2,419,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 800 1,361,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,600 9,510,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 1,500 337,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khampa Tibetan 1,800 1,588,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 1,000 81,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kheng 37,000 37,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 15,721,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurtokha 2,200 2,200 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lap, Lakha 11,000 11,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Layakha 3,600 3,600 Layakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhokpu 3,600 3,600 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Loba 2,300 4,900 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 6,751,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lunape 1,300 1,300 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,900 2,181,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 900 10,330,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matpa 21,000 21,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 500 60,000 Boro Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa 102,000 146,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Monpa Black Mountain 600 600 Olekha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Dirang 200 7,400 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Kalaktang 1,100 2,500 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Tawang 500 7,600 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda 2,000 3,813,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 % -
 Naga 300 19,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 % -
 Namassej 5,100 8,412,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 3,800 1,455,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngalong 93,000 93,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Nupbi 3,200 3,200 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyenpa 13,000 13,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 11,000 4,590,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.26 % 1
 Rabha 1,600 371,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 3,100 730,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 10,000 6,896,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,600 45,558,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,100 82,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal 5,600 8,108,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.58 % 1
 Sarki 1,700 405,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 9,600 236,190,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sharchop 69,000 113,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherdukpen 300 3,800 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 10,000 157,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 635,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 9,600 1,728,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 900 4,885,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan 4,800 1,072,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan Gtsang 900 754,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tseku 6,900 21,000 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang, Bantawa 3,800 7,400 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,900 59,972,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 200 30,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakthumba 1,900 521,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.75 % 1
  Totals:  74 813,000       71   0.28 % 0.00 % 77 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 817,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Central 112,000 27 26 96.3 % 112,000 100.0 % 5
Eastern 216,000 53 50 94.3 % 215,000 99.5 % 6
Southern 112,000 41 38 92.7 % 111,000 99.1 % 4
Western 368,000 63 61 96.8 % 367,000 99.7 % 5
Country:   813,000 74 71 95.9 % 810,000 99.6 % 20
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adi adi 1 1 Complete Bible
Assamese asm 11 11 Complete Bible
Bantawa bap 1 1
Bengali ben 9 9 Complete Bible
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Brokpake sgt 3 3
Bumthangkha kjz 1 1 Bible Portions
Chalikha tgf 1 1
Chocangacakha cgk 1 1
Dakpakha dka 1 1
Dzalakha dzl 1 1
Dzongkha dzo 3 3 Complete Bible
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gongduk goe 1 1
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hruso hru 1 1
Khengkha xkf 1 1 Bible Portions
Kurtokha xkz 1 1
Kurux kru 1 1 Complete Bible
Lakha lkh 1 1
Layakha lya 1 1
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhokpu lhp 1 1
Lhowa loy 1 1
Lunanakha luk 1 1
Mundari unr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 9 9 Complete Bible
Nupbikha npb 1 1
Nyenkha neh 1 1
Olekha ole 1 1
Rangpuri rkt 1 1 Bible Portions
Santhali sat 1 1 Complete Bible
Sherdukpen sdp 1 1
Sherpa xsr 1 1 New Testament
Sikkimese sip 1 1
Tibetan, Central bod 2 2 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Khams khg 1 1
Tseku tsk 1 1
Tshangla tsj 3 3 Bible Portions
Unknown xxx 2 1
Totals: 40 74 71   9 8 18 29 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Central 112,000 420 90 100 111,000 0 0 0.09 %
Eastern 216,000 10,200 3,860 270 197,000 0 4,300 0.13 %
Southern 112,000 6,460 2,470 580 101,000 0 1,020 0.52 %
Western 368,000 52,000 5,250 1,230 303,000 0 15,200 0.33 %
Country:   813,000 69,000 12,000 2,200 712,000 0 21,000 0.27 %
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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 71  (95.9%)
Population 813,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 810,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 77
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 39%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official Language(s) Dzongkha
Literacy Rate 65%
Estimated Illiterate Population 285,000
Persecution Ranking 33 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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