Country: Bhutan South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

71 (95.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

783,000

Population in Unreached

780,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.32%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
* From latest Bhutan census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bhutan.
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
 Aka 400 13,000 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,000 3,200,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 3,900 17,252,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,200 89,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 6,500 1,905,000 Boro Hinduism 1.35 % 1
 Brahmin 6,100 35,268,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Broq-Pa 5,700 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 4,200 5,391,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dakpa 4,500 4,600 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darjee 1,900 604,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 5,900 49,661,000 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1
 Drukpa 218,000 233,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dzala 17,000 17,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 800 1,408,000 Garo Hinduism 42.11 % -
 Gongduk 2,500 2,500 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 9,700 749,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.87 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 4,457,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Sonwal 1,100 334,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 1,200 1,913,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 800 1,569,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,600 8,705,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khambu 1,400 377,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khampa Tibetan 1,700 1,600,000 Khamba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 1,000 82,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kheng 35,000 35,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 800 19,198,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurtokha 2,100 2,100 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lap, Lakha 11,000 11,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Layakha 3,500 3,500 Layakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhokpu 3,500 3,500 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Loba 2,200 5,300 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 6,196,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,800 2,606,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 800 12,614,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matpa 20,000 20,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 400 72,000 Boro Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Miji [Sajalong] 300 10,000 Miji Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa 97,000 145,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Monpa Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Dirang 200 8,800 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Kalaktang 1,100 2,800 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Tawang 500 54,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda 1,900 4,462,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 % -
 Naga 200 22,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 % -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 4,800 4,522,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 3,600 1,729,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngalong 89,000 89,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Nupbi 3,000 3,000 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyenpa 13,000 13,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 10,000 5,519,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.27 % 1
 Rabha 1,600 443,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 3,900 867,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 9,800 6,791,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 27,882,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,000 88,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 5,300 9,373,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.59 % 1
 Sarki 1,600 469,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 9,200 219,883,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sharchop 66,000 66,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.15 % 0.15 % 1
 Sherdukpen 200 4,400 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 9,900 189,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 696,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 9,200 2,056,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 900 6,041,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan 4,600 1,135,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan Gtsang 900 760,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tseku 6,600 21,000 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang 3,600 7,600 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,800 42,358,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 1,700 603,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.75 % 1
  Totals:  74 783,000         71 0.32 % 0.00 % 76 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 787,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Central 105,000 26 25 96.2 % 105,000 100.0 % 5
Eastern 207,000 55 52 94.5 % 206,000 99.5 % 6
Southern 109,000 42 39 92.9 % 108,000 99.1 % 4
Western 349,000 64 61 95.3 % 347,000 99.4 % 5
Country:   783,000 74 71 95.9 % 780,000 99.6 % 20
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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 New Testament
Bengali ben 9 9 Complete Bible
Boro brx 2 2 Complete Bible
Brokpake sgt 3 3 Unspecified
Bumthangkha kjz 1 1 Bible Portions
Chalikha tgf 1 1 Unspecified
Chocangacakha cgk 1 1 Unspecified
Dakpakha dka 1 1 Unspecified
Dzalakha dzl 1 1 Unspecified
Dzongkha dzo 2 2 Complete Bible
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gongduk goe 1 1 Unspecified
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hruso hru 1 1 Translation Started
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 Bible Portions
Lunanakha luk 1 1 Translation Needed
Miji sjl 1 1 New Testament
Mundari unr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 8 8 Complete Bible
Nupbikha npb 1 1 Unspecified
Nyenkha neh 1 1 Unspecified
Olekha ole 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 2 2 Complete Bible
Tseku tsk 1 1 Translation Needed
Tshangla tsj 3 3 New Testament
Unknown xxx 2 1 Unspecified
Totals: 41 74 71   0 13 16 29 5
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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 71  (95.9%)
Population 783,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 780,000  (99.6%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 76
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 258,000
Persecution Ranking 40 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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