Khambu in Bhutan


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Introduction / History

Traditionally the Khambu people (aka, Rai) were nature worshippers. They worshipped objects of nature such as trees, rivers, and animals, but they also worshipped their ancestors. Later Hinduism was forced upon them by outsiders. Today there is an interest in the Buddhist religion among the Khambu. This is probably especially true in Bhutan, a Buddhist country.


Where Are they Located?

The Khambu people live in three countries. Most are either in India or Nepal, but a small number live in Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Living in a mountainous part of the world, the Khambu people are isolated from the rest of the world. Farming is necessary, but it is very difficult. Like the peoples around them, the Khambu people in Bhutan depend on their livestock for milk and meat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Today the Khambu people are mainly Hindu. Today there is an interest in the Buddhist religion among the Khambu. This is probably especially true in Bhutan, a Buddhist country.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khambu people need help making more than a bare-bones living in their mountainous homeland.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual openness and a desire for relationship with a holy, righteous God.
* Pray for the opportunity to hear of the finished work of Christ in Khambu communities.
* Pray that despite their remote mountainous location that believers will take them the gospel and many will be willing to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17148/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17148/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khambu
People Name in Country Khambu
World Population 337,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Janiar, खंबू
People ID 17148
ROP3 Code 112497
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Western 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bengali Hindi Nepali
Primary Language Assamese
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bengali
  Hindi
  Nepali
People Groups Speaking Assamese

Primary Language:  Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1822-1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1833-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
26.92 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
73.08 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bhutan census data.  Current values may differ.


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