Khas in Bhutan


Population
1,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali. Wikipedia tells us that the term "Khas" is now obsolete, as they identify more with other forward (privileged) caste communities, especially the Chhetri.


Where Are they Located?

The Khas people live in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It is very difficult to grow crops or keep livestock in a near tundra climate like Bhutan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khas people are Hindus, but they blend this religion with Buddhist elements. This is especially true in Bhutan where a high percentage of Khas people are Buddhist rather than Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khas people need the chance to earn a good living in the high mountains of Bhutan, where opportunities are scarce.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Khas people.
* Please pray the Lord will send the light of the gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.
* Pray that the Khas people will be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ wherever they live in South Asia.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khas_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Population in Bhutan 1,000
World Population 85,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput, Khasa, Khasha, खास
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 30  (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 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Western (1,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.



Primary Language Bengali
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi Nepali
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi
  Nepali
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
56.32 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
43.68 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From Bhutan census data.  Current values may differ.


Copyright © 2018 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.