Country: Bhutan South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

75

People Groups Unreached

70 (93.3%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

784,000

Population in Unreached

770,000 (98.2%)

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 300 300 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Adi 2,800 73,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aka 500 11,000 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,000 2,693,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania 4,000 29,373,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,300 89,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin 6,300 63,126,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Broq-Pa 5,800 60,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bumthangpa 23,000 23,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 %
 Chali 1,800 1,800 Chalikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chhetri 4,300 4,487,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dakpa 4,500 4,600 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darjee 2,000 522,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1.80 %
 Drukpa 222,000 234,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dzala 17,000 17,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Garo 900 1,089,000 Garo Christianity 42.11 % 37.00 % -
 Gongduk 2,500 2,500 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 11,000 617,000 Nepali Buddhism 2.08 % 0.02 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,737,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kachari Sonwal 1,100 280,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 1,200 2,410,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kami 800 1,344,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,600 9,470,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khambu 1,500 335,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khampa Tibetan 1,700 1,565,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khas 1,000 81,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kheng 36,000 36,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 15,658,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurtokha 2,200 2,200 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lap, Lakha 11,000 11,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Layakha 3,500 3,500 Layakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lhokpu 3,500 3,500 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Loba 2,200 4,800 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 6,742,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Magar 2,800 2,155,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahishya 800 10,268,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Matpa 21,000 21,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 400 60,000 Boro Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa 99,000 143,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Monpa Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Dirang 200 7,300 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Kalaktang 1,100 2,500 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Lish Unknown 2,300 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Tawang 500 7,600 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Munda 2,000 3,806,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 % -
 Naga unspecified 200 19,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 % -
 Namassej 4,900 8,371,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 3,700 1,438,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ngalong 90,000 90,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nupbi 3,100 3,100 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nyenpa 13,000 13,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Kurux 10,000 4,568,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.26 %
 Rabha 1,600 363,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 3,100 721,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 9,900 6,853,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.81 %
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 45,416,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rongkup 3,000 81,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santal 5,400 8,083,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.58 %
 Sarki 1,600 401,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 9,300 234,437,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sharchop 67,000 111,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherdukpen 300 3,800 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherpa 10,000 156,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 632,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamang 9,400 1,709,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % 3.00 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 900 4,850,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan 4,600 1,058,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan Gtsang 900 743,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tseku 6,700 21,000 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walang, Bantawa 3,700 7,300 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,900 59,815,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakha 200 29,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakthumba 1,800 516,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.75 % 3.30 % -
  Totals:  75 784,000       70   0.27 % 0.00 % 73 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 9,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 793,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Central 109,000 27 25 92.6 % 108,000 99.1 % 5
Eastern 210,000 54 49 90.7 % 208,000 99.0 % 6
Southern 108,000 41 36 87.8 % 107,000 99.1 % 4
Western 358,000 63 59 93.7 % 346,000 96.6 % 5
Country:   784,000 75 70 93.3 % 770,000 98.2 % 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 7 Complete Bible
Nupbikha npb 1 1
Nyenkha neh 1 1
Olekha ole 1 1
Rajbanshi rjs 1 1 New Testament
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 4 4 Bible Portions
Unknown xxx 2 1
Totals: 40 75 70   9 8 18 25 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Central 109,000 380 90 100 108,000 0 0 0.09 %
Eastern 210,000 9,860 3,760 270 192,000 0 4,160 0.13 %
Southern 108,000 6,230 2,400 580 98,200 0 990 0.54 %
Western 358,000 50,500 5,090 1,180 295,000 0 14,800 0.33 %
Country:   784,000 67,000 11,000 2,100 693,000 0 20,000 0.27 %
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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 75
Unreached People Groups 70  (93.3%)
Population 784,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 770,000  (98.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 73
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 38%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official Language(s) Dzongkha
Literacy Rate 62%
Estimated Illiterate Population 298,000
Persecution Ranking 33 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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