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Bhutan – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Adap400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzongkha   
Adi2,9000.00 %0.00 %1 UnknownAdiP
Adi
 T
Aka5000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismHrusoP
Aka
 T
Assamese (Muslim traditions)2,1000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamAssameseP
Assamese (Muslim traditions)
M
Assamese (Muslim traditions) of Bhutan
T
Bania4,1000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Bania
M
Bania of Bhutan
T
Bhotia Sikkim6,5000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSikkimeseP
Bhotia Sikkim
M
Bhotia Sikkim of Bhutan
T
Brahmin6,5000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Brahmin
M
Brahmin of Bhutan
T
Broq-Pa5,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBrokpakeP
Broq-Pa
 T
Bumthangpa24,000Y0.59 %1 BuddhismBumthangkhaP
Bumthangpa
M
Bumthangpa of Bhutan
T
Chali1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismChalikhaP
Chali
 T
Chhetri4,4000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Chhetri
M
Chhetri of Bhutan
T
Dakpa4,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDakpakhaP
Dakpa
M
Dakpa of Bhutan
T
Darjee2,0000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Darjee
M
Darjee of Bhutan
T
Deaf6,100Y2.11 %1 BuddhismLanguage unknown  T
Drukpa228,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzongkhaP
Drukpa
M
Drukpa of Bhutan
T
Dzala18,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzalakhaP
Dzala
M
Dzala of Bhutan
T
Garo90037.00 %43.00 %5 ChristianityGaroP
Garo
M
Garo of Bhutan
 
Gongduk2,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismGongdukP
Gongduk
 T
Gurung11,0002.08 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Gurung
M
Gurung of Bhutan
T
Jogi (Hindu traditions)7000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Jogi (Hindu traditions)
M
Jogi (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Kachari Sonwal1,2000.00 %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
Khambu1,5000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssamese M
Khambu of Bhutan
T
Khampa Tibetan1,8000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismKhambaP
Khampa Tibetan
 T
Khas1,0000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBengaliP
Khas
 T
Kheng37,000Y0.00 %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
Kurtokha2,200Y0.00 %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
Layakha3,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLayakhaP
Layakha
 T
Lhokpu3,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLhokpuP
Lhokpu
M
Lhokpu of Bhutan
T
Loba2,3000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLhowaP
Loba
 T
Lodha (Hindu traditions)6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Lodha (Hindu traditions)
M
Lodha (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Lunape1,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLunanakha  T
Magar2,9000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Magar
M
Magar of Bhutan
T
Mahishya9000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Mahishya
M
Mahishya of Bhutan
T
Matpa21,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismChocangacakhaP
Matpa
 T
Mech5000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBoroP
Mech
M
Mech of Bhutan
T
Monpa102,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTshanglaP
Monpa
M
Monpa of Bhutan
T
Monpa Black Mountain600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismOlekha  T
Monpa Dirang200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBrokpakeP
Monpa Dirang
 T
Monpa Kalaktang1,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTshanglaP
Monpa Kalaktang
 T
Monpa Tawang500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBrokpakeP
Monpa Tawang
 T
Munda2,0005.11 %2 HinduismMundariP
Munda
M
Munda of Bhutan
T
Naga30091.11 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Naga
M
Naga of Bhutan
 
Namassej5,1000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Namassej
M
Namassej of Bhutan
T
Newah3,8000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Newah
M
Newah of Bhutan
T
Ngalong93,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismDzongkhaP
Ngalong
 T
Nupbi3,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNupbikhaP
Nupbi
 T
Nyenpa13,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNyenkhaP
Nyenpa
 T
Oraon, Kurux11,0002.26 %1 HinduismKuruxP
Oraon, Kurux
M
Oraon, Kurux of Bhutan
T
Rabha1,6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Rabha
M
Rabha of Bhutan
T
Rai3,1000.00 %0.00 %1 Other / SmallAssameseP
Rai
M
Rai of Bhutan
T
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)10,0001.81 %1 HinduismRangpuriP
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)
M
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
 
Rajput (Hindu traditions)1,6000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Rajput (Hindu traditions)
M
Rajput (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Rongkup3,1000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismLepchaP
Rongkup
M
Rongkup of Bhutan
T
Santal5,6002.58 %1 HinduismSanthaliP
Santal
M
Santal of Bhutan
T
Sarki1,7000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Sarki
M
Sarki of Bhutan
T
Shaikh9,6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBengaliP
Shaikh
M
Shaikh of Bhutan
T
Sharchop69,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTshanglaP
Sharchop
M
Sharchop of Bhutan
T
Sherdukpen3000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSherdukpenP
Sherdukpen
 T
Sherpa10,0000.00 %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
Tamang9,6003.59 %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
Tibetan4,8000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan
 T
Tibetan Gtsang9000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan Gtsang
 T
Tseku6,9000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismTsekuP
Tseku
  
Walang, Bantawa3,8000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBantawaP
Walang, Bantawa
 T
Yadav (Hindu traditions)1,9000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismAssameseP
Yadav (Hindu traditions)
M
Yadav (Hindu traditions) of Bhutan
T
Yakha2000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismNepaliP
Yakha
 T
Yakthumba1,9003.75 %1 Other / SmallNepaliP
Yakthumba
  
Total People Groups:   74 813,000 25     71      68 47 68
Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000  
UN Country Population (2018) 817,000  
Other reported groups:  58  
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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 % 810,000 99.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 1.4 % 2,000 0.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.4 % 300 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 1.4 % 900 0.1 %
Totals 74   813,000  


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.***
 

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Adi
2,900


Aka
500


Assamese (Muslim traditions)
2,100


Bania
4,100


Bhotia Sikkim
6,500


Brahmin
6,500


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Broq-Pa
5,900


Bumthangpa
24,000


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Chali
1,900


Chhetri
4,400


Dakpa
4,700


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Darjee
2,000


Drukpa
228,000


Dzala
18,000


Garo
900


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Gongduk
2,600


Gurung
11,000


Jogi (Hindu traditions)
700


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Kaibartta
1,200


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Kami
800


Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
1,600


Khampa Tibetan
1,800


Khas
1,000


Kheng
37,000


Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
800


Kurtokha
2,200


Lap, Lakha
11,000


Layakha
3,600


Lhokpu
3,600


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Loba
2,300


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Lodha (Hindu traditions)
600


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Magar
2,900


Mahishya
900


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Matpa
21,000


Mech
500


Monpa
102,000


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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
300


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Namassej
5,100


Newah
3,800


Ngalong
93,000


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Nupbi
3,200


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Nyenpa
13,000


Oraon, Kurux
11,000


Rabha
1,600


Rai
3,100


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Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)
10,000


Rajput (Hindu traditions)
1,600


Rongkup
3,100


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Santal
5,600


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Sarki
1,700


Shaikh
9,600


Sharchop
69,000


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Sherdukpen
300


Sherpa
10,000


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Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
700


Tamang
9,600


Tanti (Hindu traditions)
900


Tibetan
4,800


Tibetan Gtsang
900


Tseku
6,900


Walang, Bantawa
3,800


Yadav (Hindu traditions)
1,900


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Yakha
200


Yakthumba
1,900

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
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adiadi11Complete
Assameseasm1111Complete
Bantawabap11Portions
Bengaliben99Complete
Borobrx11Complete
Brokpakesgt33Trans Needed
Bumthangkhakjz11Portions
Chalikhatgf11Trans Needed
Chocangacakhacgk11Trans Needed
Dakpakhadka11Unspecified
Dzalakhadzl11Trans Needed
Dzongkhadzo33Complete
Garogrt10Complete
Gongdukgoe11Trans Needed
Hindihin11Complete
Hrusohru11Unspecified
Khambakbg11Trans Needed
Khengkhaxkf11Portions
Kurtokhaxkz11Trans Needed
Kuruxkru11Complete
Lakhalkh11Trans Needed
Language unknownxxx21Unspecified
Layakhalya11Trans Needed
Lepchalep11NT
Lhokpulhp11Trans Needed
Lhowaloy11Portions
Lunanakhaluk11Trans Needed
Mundariunr10Complete
Nepalinpi99Complete
Nupbikhanpb11Trans Needed
Nyenkhaneh11Trans Needed
Olekhaole11Trans Needed
Rangpurirkt11Portions
Santhalisat11Complete
Sherdukpensdp11Trans Needed
Sherpaxsr11NT
Sikkimesesip11Unspecified
Tibetan, Centralbod22Complete
Tsekutsk11Trans Needed
Tshanglatsj33Portions
Totals: 40 74 71   20 8 17 28 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 South Asia 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 813,000
Percent Urbanization 39 %
Total People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 71
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Dzongkha
Secondary National Language
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Professing Christian 0.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical Unknown  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 33 (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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