Country: Bhutan South Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

77

People Groups Unreached

72 (93.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

780,000

Population in Unreached

765,000 (98.2%)

Literacy Rate

62 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian *

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Adap 300 300 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Adi 2,800 51,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aka 400 10,000 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,000 2,920,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania 3,900 15,432,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,200 116,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bodo 6,500 2,063,000 Boro Hinduism 1.35 %
 Brahmin 6,100 33,795,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brokpa, Brokkat 5,700 82,000 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 4,573,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dakpa 4,500 4,600 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darjee 1,900 532,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1.80 %
 Drukpa 219,000 238,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dzala 17,000 17,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Garo 800 1,323,000 Garo Christianity 42.11 % 37.00 %
 Gongduk 2,500 2,500 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 11,000 629,000 Nepali Buddhism 2.08 % 0.02 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,874,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kachari 1,100 353,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 1,200 2,525,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kami 800 1,368,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,600 9,937,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khambu 1,400 328,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khampa Tibetan 1,700 1,565,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khas 1,000 89,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kheng 35,000 35,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 16,617,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurtokha 2,100 2,100 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 %
 Lepcha 3,000 106,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lhokpu 3,500 3,500 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Limbu 1,800 558,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.75 % 3.30 %
 Loba 2,200 4,800 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 7,158,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Magar 2,800 2,183,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahishya 800 10,967,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Matpa 20,000 20,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 400 72,000 Boro Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa 98,000 156,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Monpa Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Dirang 200 1,800 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Kalaktang 1,100 2,600 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Lish Unknown 3,100 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Monpa Tawang 500 11,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Munda 2,000 4,252,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 %
 Naga unspecified 200 22,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 %
 Namassej 4,900 8,653,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 3,600 1,466,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ngalong 89,000 89,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nupbi 3,000 3,000 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nyenpa 13,000 13,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Kurux 10,000 5,115,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.26 %
 Rabha 1,600 442,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 3,000 737,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 9,800 7,171,000 Rajbanshi Hinduism 1.81 %
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 25,745,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sajalong 300 7,900 Miji Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santali 5,300 9,534,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.58 %
 Sarki 1,600 409,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 9,200 238,347,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sharchop 66,000 110,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherdukpen 200 4,800 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sherpa 9,900 166,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 655,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamang, Eastern 9,200 1,788,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % 3.00 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 900 5,093,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan 4,600 1,069,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tibetan Gtsang 900 800,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tseku 6,600 6,600 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walang, Bantawa 3,600 5,300 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,800 63,730,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yakha 200 30,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  77 780,000       72   0.30 % 0.00 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 13,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 793,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adi adi 1 1 Complete
Assamese asm 11 11 Complete
Bantawa bap 1 1
Bengali ben 9 9 Complete
Boro brx 2 2 Complete
Brokpake sgt 3 3
Bumthangkha kjz 1 1 Portions
Chalikha tgf 1 1
Chocangacakha cgk 1 1
Dakpakha dka 1 1
Dzalakha dzl 1 1
Dzongkha dzo 3 3 Complete
Garo grt 1 0 Complete
Gongduk goe 1 1
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Hruso hru 1 1
Khengkha xkf 1 1 Portions
Kurtokha xkz 1 1
Kurux kru 1 1 Complete
Lakha lkh 1 1
Layakha lya 1 1
Lepcha lep 1 1 NT
Lhokpu lhp 1 1
Lhowa loy 1 1
Lunanakha luk 1 1
Miji sjl 1 1 Portions
Mundari unr 1 0 Complete
Nepali npi 9 7 Complete
Nupbikha npb 1 1
Nyenkha neh 1 1
Olekha ole 1 1
Rajbanshi rjs 1 1 NT
Santhali sat 1 1 Complete
Sherdukpen sdp 1 1
Sherpa xsr 1 1 NT
Sikkimese sip 1 1
Tibetan, Central bod 2 2 Complete
Tibetan, Khams khg 1 1
Tseku tsk 1 1
Tshangla tsj 4 4 Portions
Unknown xxx 2 1
Totals: 41 77 72   3 8 18 26 3

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
86.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
9.4 %
Islam
1.4 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
1.1 %
Unknown
0.8 %
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 77
Unreached People Groups 72  (93.5%)
Population 780,000
Population in Unreached 765,000  (98.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 79 to 151
Urbanization 38%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official National Language Dzongkha
Secondary National Language
Literacy Rate 62%
Estimated Illiterate Population 296,000
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 30 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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