Bhotia, Sikkim in India


Population
108,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-12
People Name General Bhotia, Sikkim
People Name in Country Bhotia, Sikkim
Population in India 108,000
World Population 114,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhotia of Sikkim, Bhutia, Danyouka, Lhopa, Lhori, Sikkim Bhotia, भोटिया (बुद्धिस्ट ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16450
ROP3 Code 111611
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Sikkim
(93,000)
West Bengal
(14,000)
Arunachal Pradesh
(500)
Maharashtra
(70)
Karnataka
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Sikkim (93,000)
  West Bengal (14,000)
  Arunachal Pradesh (500)
  Maharashtra (70)
  Karnataka (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sikkimese (55,000 speakers)
Language Code sip   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sherpa
(20,000)
Nepali
(18,000)
Tibetan, Central
(5,500)
Lepcha
(2,000)
Hindi
(700)
English
(80)
Limbu
(70)
Kodava
(30)
Dimasa
(20)
Telugu
(10)
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Adi
Khandesi Digaro-Mishmi Marathi
People Groups Speaking Sikkimese
Primary Language Sikkimese (55,000 speakers)
Language Code sip   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sherpa (20,000)
  Nepali (18,000)
  Tibetan, Central (5,500)
  Lepcha (2,000)
  Hindi (700)
  English (80)
  Limbu (70)
  Kodava (30)
  Dimasa (20)
  Telugu (10)
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (10)
  Adi (10)
  Khandesi (10)
  Digaro-Mishmi (10)
  Marathi (10)
People Groups Speaking Sikkimese

Primary Language:  Sikkimese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
93.52 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.22 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
5.10 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.15 %
Photo Source Jared Kachurak  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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