Language:  Sherpa Find language 

Estimated Global Speakers

177,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

6

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Dolpa Nepal 3,800 3,800 Buddhism 1.10 % 1
 Sherpa Bhutan 9,700 152,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa China 1,200 152,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa Nepal 103,000 152,000 Buddhism 4.24 % 2
 Sherpa United States 500 152,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tokpegola Nepal 1,400 1,400 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  6           6     7
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bhote Nepal 12,000 12,000 Buddhism 1.40 % 1
 Bhotia India 113,000 113,000 Buddhism 4.90 % 2
 Bhotia Sikkim Bhutan 6,000 89,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhotia Sikkim India 83,000 89,000 Buddhism 4.44 % 2
 Bodh (Buddhist traditions) India 113,000 114,000 Buddhism 0.35 % 2
 Chhetri Nepal 4,111,000 4,360,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 82
 Gurung Nepal 487,000 605,000 Buddhism 5.15 % -
Gurung Ghale Nepal 21,000 21,000 Buddhism 6.44 % -
Gyalsumdo Nepal 400 400 Buddhism 4.01 % 1
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa Nepal 1,100 4,400 Buddhism 0.89 % 1
 Newah Nepal 1,239,000 1,408,000 Hinduism 0.92 % 25
 Rai Nepal 580,000 708,000 Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Rongkup India 74,000 81,000 Buddhism 25.68 % -
 Sarki Nepal 352,000 381,000 Hinduism 2.14 % 7
 Sherpa India 38,000 152,000 Buddhism 15.93 % -
 Tamang Nepal 1,436,000 1,674,000 Buddhism 6.62 % -
  Totals:  16           10     124

Language Alternate Names
Central Sherpa (Solu)
Dolakha
East Sherpa (Dolakha)
Khumbu
North Sherpa (Khumbu)
Ramechhap
Serwa
Sharpa
Sharpa Bhotia
Sherwi tamnye
Solu
South Sherpa
West Sherpa
Xarba
Xiaerba

Dialects
Central Sherpa
East Sherpa
Khumbu
North Sherpa
Ramechaap
Solu
Twerpa

Dialect Alternate Names
Khumbu
Namche Bazar
Serwa: Solu
Sharpa: Solu
Sherpa
Sherpa: Solu
Sherpa: Solu Khumbu
Sherpa: Solu-Khumba/Namche Baz
Sherpa: Solukhumbu
Sherpa: Solu-Khumbu
Solu Khumbu
Solu-khumba/namche Baz
Solukhumbu
Solu-khumbu
Xiaerba: Solu

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1975-2008
New Testament 2014
Complete Bible None Reported
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Resource Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sherpa
Text / Printed Matter Bible: कोन्छ्‌योककी सुङ