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Bhotia Sikkim in India

Bhotia Sikkim

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
83,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 4.46 % Unknown Not available Not available   

Bhotia Sikkim in India

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-12
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:83,000
Largest States:
Sikkim (70,000)West Bengal (13,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (600)Maharashtra (70)
Karnataka (30)
Total States on file:6
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Bhotia Sikkim
People Name General: Bhotia Sikkim
Alternate People Names:
Bhotia of SikkimBhutia
LhoriSikkim Bhotia
भोटिया (बुद्धिस्ट ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111611
Joshua Project People ID: 16450
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 83,000
Population all Countries: 90,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Tibetan
People Name General: Bhotia Sikkim
Ethnic Code: MSY50r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sikkimese (45,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sip    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sherpa (16,000)Nepali (15,000)
Tibetan, Central (4,700)Lepcha (1,600)
Hindi (700)English (60)
Limbu (50)Bengali (30)
Kodava (20)Dimasa (10)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 33
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism90.88 % 
Christianity4.46 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism4.34 % 
Islam0.12 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.09 % 
Unknown0.10 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Bhotia Sikkim in India

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People Cluster
    Tibetan     South Asia    
      Bhotia Sikkim India    
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