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Bhote in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Nepali Buddhism 1.40 % Unknown   

Bhote in Nepal

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In general, Bhutias are those people who do not belong to any of the particular or distinct stocks of indigenous people of the Nepal Himalaya. They resemble Tibetans in most of their ways of living, and some have migrated from Tibet. The Bhote today have started to come into contact with the outside world following the development of tourism. The Buddhist religion is an integral social and cultural part of Bhote society. Making monasteries and lighting lamps uninterruptedly in monasteries; worshipping Guru Rinpoche Padma Sambhav, Shakyamuni, Gautam Buddha, as well as the Bodhisatva; believing in incarnate lamas; beautifying religious shrines with frescoes, statues, and prayer flags; making prayer wheels; playing musical instruments; and singing and dancing in festivals like Lhosar are the religious activities of Bhote.

Ministry Obstacles
The worldview of Buddhism is very different than that of the Bible. The Lord's Spirit must give understanding before a person can make such a radical change in worldview.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray some Nepali Christians will be led to take the good news of Jesus to the Bhote people. Pray they will prepare themselves well for this challenge.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few Bhote individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the Nepal census. Please pray for these people, that they will become real disciples of Jesus Christ, holy in their conduct and zealous to know and serve him.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for the Bhote people to increasingly become aware of their need for a Savior. They need to know of their need, then when they learn a Savior has been provided they will be interested.

Scripture Focus
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:15,000
Largest Provinces:
Kosi (4,700)Bagmati (2,900)
Seti (1,800)Mechi (1,100)
Janakpur (1,000)Narayani (900)
Gandaki (800)Karnali (700)
Bheri (600)Lumbini (300)
Location in Country:East and south central.
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Bhote
People Name General: Bhote
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111585
Joshua Project People ID: 16434
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Bhote
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sherpa (1,800)Humla (300)
Bote (200)Maithili (100)
Kham, Western Parbate (100)Lhowa (70)
Dotyali (40)Bantawa (10)
Lepcha (Unknown)
Total Languages: 10
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism79.07 % 
Christianity1.40 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism19.30 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.23 % 
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: 1850-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nepali
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Nepali
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Bhote in Nepal

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    South Asia Buddhist     Asia, South    
      Bhote Nepal    
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