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Adi in Bhutan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,700 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Adi in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Adi people are spread through China, Tibet and India. Only a very small percentage live in Bhutan. There are no known followers of Christ among them.

What are their lives like?
Historically a remote people, the Adi continue to be socially and economically isolated. Even their villages tend to remain separate from one another, governing themselves by individual rules and councils. Wealth is measured in domesticated animals, jewelry and land ownership.

What are their beliefs?
The Adi continue to follow traditional religious practices, seeking the advice and power of local shamans.

What are their needs?
The Bible is available in the Adi language, along with online, audio and JESUS Film resources. What they don't have is a personal witness to share the Gospel message with them.

Prayer Points
Pray for key members of the Adi communities in Bhutan to hear and receive the good news. Pray for the Lord to birth a church planting movement that will provide all of the Adi with the opportunity to know their Creator and the Son He sent to save them. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Adi people.


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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:40 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,700
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (2,700)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Adi
People Name General: Adi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113979
Joshua Project People ID: 18386
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,700
Population all Countries: 86,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Adi
People Name General: Adi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Adi (2,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): adi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Unknown
Major Religions:
Buddhism14.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown86.00 % 
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: 1932-1986
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2005-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Adi
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Adi
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Adi in Bhutan

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    Adi     Asia, South    
      Adi Bhutan    
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            Adi in Bhutan          
      Religion Language  
      Unknown     Adi  
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