Country: Bhutan South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

58

People Groups Unreached

57 (98.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

788,000

Population in Unreached

786,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.25%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adi 2,800 87,000 Adi Unknown ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,000 3,233,000 Assamese Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 3,900 17,328,000 Assamese Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,300 106,000 Sikkimese Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 6,700 1,764,000 Boro (India) Hinduism 1.35 % 1
 Brahmin 6,200 35,159,000 Assamese Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Broq-Pa 5,800 70,000 Brokpake Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bumthangpa 23,000 23,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 % 1
 Chali 1,800 1,800 Chalikha Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhetri 4,300 5,407,000 Nepali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dakpa 4,500 4,500 Dakpakha Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darjee 1,900 615,000 Nepali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 5,900 50,266,000 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1
 Drukpa 222,000 238,000 Dzongkha Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dzala 17,000 17,000 Dzalakha Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gongduk 2,500 2,500 Gongduk Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 9,900 758,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.87 % 1
 Kachari Sonwal 1,100 335,000 Assamese Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 1,200 1,906,000 Assamese Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,600 8,929,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khambu 1,500 410,000 Assamese Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khampa Tibetan 1,700 1,600,000 Khamba Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 1,000 99,000 Bengali Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kheng 36,000 36,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Kurtokha 2,200 2,200 Kurtokha Buddhism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  58 788,000         57 0.25 % 0.00 % 62 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 792,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Central 107,000 23 23 100.0 % 107,000 100.0 % 5
Eastern 209,000 44 43 97.7 % 208,000 99.5 % 6
Southern 110,000 34 33 97.1 % 110,000 100.0 % 4
Western 352,000 53 52 98.1 % 351,000 99.7 % 5
Country:   788,000 58 57 98.3 % 786,000 99.7 % 20
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adi adi 1 1 Complete Bible
Assamese asm 10 10 Complete Bible
Bantawa bap 1 1 New Testament
Bengali ben 5 5 Complete Bible
Boro (India) brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Brokpake sgt 1 1 Unspecified
Bumthangkha kjz 1 1 Bible Portions
Chalikha tgf 1 1 Translation Needed
Chocangacakha cgk 1 1 Unspecified
Dakpakha dka 1 1 Unspecified
Dzalakha dzl 1 1 Unspecified
Dzongkha dzo 2 2 Complete Bible
Gongduk goe 1 1 Unspecified
Khamba kbg 1 1 Translation Started
Khengkha xkf 1 1 New Testament
Kurtokha xkz 1 1 Translation Needed
Kurux kru 1 1 Complete Bible
Lakha lkh 1 1 Unspecified
Layakha lya 1 1 Unspecified
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhokpu lhp 1 1 Unspecified
Lhowa loy 1 1 New Testament
Lunanakha luk 1 1 Translation Needed
Mundari unr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 7 7 Complete Bible
Nupbikha npb 1 1 Unspecified
Nyenkha neh 1 1 Translation Needed
Rangpuri rkt 1 1 New Testament
Santhali sat 1 1 Complete Bible
Sherdukpen sdp 1 1 Translation Started
Sherpa xsr 1 1 New Testament
Sikkimese sip 1 1 Unspecified
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tseku tsk 1 1 Translation Needed
Tshangla tsj 3 3 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 36 58 57   12 12 15 25 4
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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 58
Unreached People Groups 57  (98.3%)
Population 788,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 786,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 0.2%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 62
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 41%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official Language(s) DzongkhaNepali
Literacy Rate 67%
Estimated Illiterate Population 260,000
Persecution Ranking 36 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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