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Bhutan – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Adi2,8000.00 %0.00 %1 UnknownAdiP
Adi
 T
Aka4000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismHrusoP
Aka
M
Aka of Bhutan
T
Assamese (Muslim traditions)2,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamAssameseP
Assamese (Muslim traditions)
M
Assamese (Muslim traditions) of Bhutan
T
Bania3,9000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Bania
M
Bania of Bhutan
T
Bhotia Sikkim6,2000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSikkimeseP
Bhotia Sikkim
M
Bhotia Sikkim of Bhutan
T
Brahmin6,1000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Brahmin
M
Brahmin of Bhutan
T
Broq-Pa5,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBrokpakeP
Broq-Pa
M
Broq-Pa of Bhutan
T
Bumthangpa23,000Y0.59 %1 BuddhismBumthangkhaP
Bumthangpa
M
Bumthangpa of Bhutan
T
Chali1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismChalikhaP
Chali
M
Chali of Bhutan
T
Chhetri4,2000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Chhetri
M
Chhetri of Bhutan
T
Dakpa4,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDakpakhaP
Dakpa
M
Dakpa of Bhutan
T
Darjee1,9000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Darjee
M
Darjee of Bhutan
T
Deaf5,800Y2.11 %1 BuddhismLanguage unknownP
Deaf
 T
Drukpa218,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzongkhaP
Drukpa
M
Drukpa of Bhutan
T
Dzala17,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzalakhaP
Dzala
M
Dzala of Bhutan
T
Garo (A-chik Mande)80042.11 %2 ChristianityGaroP
Garo (A-chik Mande)
M
Garo (A-chik Mande) of Bhutan
 
Gongduk2,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismGongdukP
Gongduk
M
Gongduk of Bhutan
T
Gurung Ghaleg9,7003.87 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Gurung Ghaleg
M
Gurung Ghaleg of Bhutan
T
Jogi (Hindu traditions)7000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Jogi (Hindu traditions)
M
Jogi (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Kachari Sonwal1,1000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssamese M
Kachari Sonwal of Bhutan
T
Kaibartta1,2000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Kaibartta
M
Kaibartta of Bhutan
T
Kami8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Kami
M
Kami of Bhutan
T
Kayastha (Hindu traditions)1,6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
M
Kayastha (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Khambu1,4000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssamese M
Khambu of Bhutan
T
Khampa Tibetan1,7000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismKhambaP
Khampa Tibetan
 T
Khas1,0000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBengaliP
Khas
M
Khas of Bhutan
T
Kheng35,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismKhengkhaP
Kheng
M
Kheng of Bhutan
T
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
M
Kumhar (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Kurtokha2,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismKurtokhaP
Kurtokha
M
Kurtokha of Bhutan
T
Lap, Lakha11,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLakhaP
Lap, Lakha
M
Lap, Lakha of Bhutan
T
Layakha3,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLayakhaP
Layakha
M
Layakha of Bhutan
T
Lhokpu3,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLhokpuP
Lhokpu
M
Lhokpu of Bhutan
T
Loba2,2000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLhowaP
Loba
M
Loba of Bhutan
T
Lodha (Hindu traditions)6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Lodha (Hindu traditions)
M
Lodha (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Lunape1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLunanakha M
Lunape of Bhutan
T
Magar2,8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Magar
M
Magar of Bhutan
T
Mahishya8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Mahishya
M
Mahishya of Bhutan
T
Matpa20,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismChocangacakhaP
Matpa
M
Matpa of Bhutan
T
Mech4000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBoroP
Mech
M
Mech of Bhutan
T
Miji [Sajalong]300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismMijiP
Miji [Sajalong]
M
Miji [Sajalong] of Bhutan
T
Monpa97,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTshanglaP
Monpa
M
Monpa of Bhutan
T
Monpa Black Mountain500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismOlekha M
Monpa Black Mountain of Bhutan
T
Monpa Dirang200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBrokpakeP
Monpa Dirang
M
Monpa Dirang of Bhutan
T
Monpa Kalaktang1,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTshanglaP
Monpa Kalaktang
M
Monpa Kalaktang of Bhutan
T
Monpa Tawang500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBrokpakeP
Monpa Tawang
M
Monpa Tawang of Bhutan
T
Munda2,0005.11 %2 HinduismMundariP
Munda
M
Munda of Bhutan
T
Naga20091.11 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Naga
M
Naga of Bhutan
 
Namassej (Hindu traditions)4,8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Namassej (Hindu traditions)
M
Namassej (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Newah3,6000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Newah
M
Newah of Bhutan
T
Ngalong89,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzongkhaP
Ngalong
M
Ngalong of Bhutan
T
Nupbi3,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNupbikhaP
Nupbi
M
Nupbi of Bhutan
T
Nyenpa13,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNyenkhaP
Nyenpa
M
Nyenpa of Bhutan
T
Oraon, Kurux10,0002.27 %1 HinduismKuruxP
Oraon, Kurux
M
Oraon, Kurux of Bhutan
T
Rabha1,6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Rabha
M
Rabha of Bhutan
T
Rai3,8000.00 %0.00 %1 Other / SmallAssameseP
Rai
M
Rai of Bhutan
T
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)9,8001.81 %1 HinduismRangpuriP
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)
M
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Rajput (Hindu traditions)1,5000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Rajput (Hindu traditions)
M
Rajput (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Rongkup3,0000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLepchaP
Rongkup
M
Rongkup of Bhutan
T
Santal (Sawntal)5,3002.59 %1 HinduismSanthaliP
Santal (Sawntal)
M
Santal (Sawntal) of Bhutan
T
Sarki1,6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Sarki
M
Sarki of Bhutan
T
Shaikh9,2000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBengaliP
Shaikh
M
Shaikh of Bhutan
T
Sharchop66,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTshanglaP
Sharchop
M
Sharchop of Bhutan
T
Sherdukpen2000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSherdukpenP
Sherdukpen
M
Sherdukpen of Bhutan
T
Sherpa9,9000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSherpaP
Sherpa
M
Sherpa of Bhutan
T
Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)7000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
M
Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Tamang9,2003.59 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Tamang
M
Tamang of Bhutan
T
Tanti (Hindu traditions)9000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Tanti (Hindu traditions)
M
Tanti (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Tibetan4,5000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan
 T
Tibetan Gtsang9000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan Gtsang
 T
Tseku6,6000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTsekuP
Tseku
M
Tseku of Bhutan
T
Walang, Bantawa3,6000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBantawaP
Walang, Bantawa
 T
Yadav (Hindu traditions)1,8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Yadav (Hindu traditions)
M
Yadav (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Yakha2000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Yakha
M
Yakha of Bhutan
T
Yakthumba, Limbu1,8003.75 %1 Other / SmallNepaliP
Yakthumba, Limbu
M
Yakthumba, Limbu of Bhutan
T
Total People Groups:   74 777,000 25     71      70 68 72
Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000  
UN Country Population (2021) 780,000  
Other reported groups:  60  
Data Notes
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Bhutan – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 71 95.9 % 774,000 99.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 2.7 % 2,800 0.4 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.4 % 200 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 74   777,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Bhutan – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Adi
2,800


Aka
400


Assamese (Muslim traditions)
2,000


Bania
3,900


Bhotia Sikkim
6,200


Brahmin
6,100


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Broq-Pa
5,700


Bumthangpa
23,000


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Chali
1,800


Chhetri
4,200


Dakpa
4,500


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Darjee
1,900


Deaf
5,800


Drukpa
218,000


Dzala
17,000


Garo (A-chik Mande)
800


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Gongduk
2,500


Gurung Ghaleg
9,700


Jogi (Hindu traditions)
700


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Kaibartta
1,200


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Kami
800


Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
1,600


Khampa Tibetan
1,700


Khas
1,000


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Kheng
35,000


Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
800


Kurtokha
2,100


Lap, Lakha
11,000


Layakha
3,500


Lhokpu
3,500


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Loba
2,200


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Lodha (Hindu traditions)
600


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Magar
2,800


Mahishya
800


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Matpa
20,000


Mech
400


Miji [Sajalong]
300


Monpa
97,000


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Monpa Dirang
200


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Monpa Kalaktang
1,100


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Monpa Tawang
500


Munda
2,000


Naga
200


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Namassej (Hindu traditions)
4,800


Newah
3,600


Ngalong
89,000


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Nupbi
3,000


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Nyenpa
13,000


Oraon, Kurux
10,000


Rabha
1,600


Rai
3,800


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Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)
9,800


Rajput (Hindu traditions)
1,500


Rongkup
3,000


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Santal (Sawntal)
5,300


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Sarki
1,600


Shaikh
9,200


Sharchop
66,000


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Sherdukpen
200


Sherpa
9,900


Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
700


Tamang
9,200


Tanti (Hindu traditions)
900


Tibetan
4,500


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Tibetan Gtsang
900


Tseku
6,600


Walang, Bantawa
3,600


Yadav (Hindu traditions)
1,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Yakha
200


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Yakthumba, Limbu
1,800

Bhutan People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Bhutan – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
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Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adiadi11Complete
Assameseasm1111Complete
Bantawabap11NT
Bengaliben99Complete
Borobrx11Complete
Brokpakesgt33Unspecified
Bumthangkhakjz11Portions
Chalikhatgf11Trans Needed
Chocangacakhacgk11Unspecified
Dakpakhadka11Unspecified
Dzalakhadzl11Unspecified
Dzongkhadzo22Complete
Garogrt10Complete
Gongdukgoe11Unspecified
Hindihin11Complete
Hrusohru11Trans Started
Khambakbg11Trans Started
Khengkhaxkf11NT
Kurtokhaxkz11Trans Needed
Kuruxkru11Complete
Lakhalkh11Unspecified
Language unknownxxx21Unspecified
Layakhalya11Unspecified
Lepchalep11NT
Lhokpulhp11Unspecified
Lhowaloy11Portions
Lunanakhaluk11Trans Needed
Mijisjl11NT
Mundariunr10Complete
Nepalinpi99Complete
Nupbikhanpb11Unspecified
Nyenkhaneh11Trans Needed
Olekhaole11Trans Needed
Rangpurirkt11Portions
Santhalisat11Complete
Sherdukpensdp11Trans Started
Sherpaxsr11NT
Sikkimesesip11Unspecified
Tibetan, Centralbod22Complete
Tsekutsk11Trans Needed
Tshanglatsj33NT
Totals: 41 74 71   21 10 17 29 3
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Bhutan – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Bhutan – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Bhutan. Ministries in the Bhutan section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Asia, South section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Bhutan – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 777,000
Percent Urbanization 41 %
Total People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 71
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Dzongkha
Secondary National LanguageNepali
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Professing Christian 0.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical Unknown  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 43 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.607 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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