Country: Bhutan South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

76

People Groups Unreached

73 (96.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

759,000

Population in Unreached

756,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent **

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent **
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Adap 300 300 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adi 2,700 74,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aka 400 11,000 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 1,900 2,741,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 3,800 29,630,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,000 91,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin 6,000 63,721,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Broq-Pa 5,500 61,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bumthangpa 22,000 22,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 % 1
 Chali 1,800 1,800 Chalikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhetri 4,200 4,394,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dakpa 4,400 4,500 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darjee 1,900 498,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 5,700 46,968,000 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1
 Drukpa 213,000 226,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dzala 16,000 16,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo 800 1,239,000 Garo Hinduism 42.00 % -
 Gongduk 2,400 2,400 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 10,000 608,000 Nepali Buddhism 2.08 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,808,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kachari Sonwal 1,100 283,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kagate 200 2,600 Syuba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 1,100 2,372,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 800 1,285,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,500 9,716,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 1,400 341,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khampa Tibetan 1,600 1,609,000 Khamba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 900 82,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kheng 34,000 34,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 16,022,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurtokha 2,100 2,100 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lap, Lakha 10,000 10,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Layakha 3,400 3,400 Layakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhokpu 3,400 3,400 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Loba 2,200 4,700 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 6,732,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,700 2,124,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 800 10,676,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matpa 20,000 20,000 Chocangacakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 400 61,000 Boro Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Miji [Sajalong] 300 8,500 Miji Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa 95,000 136,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Monpa Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Dirang 200 7,500 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Kalaktang 1,000 2,400 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Tawang 500 53,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda 1,900 3,870,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 % -
 Naga 200 19,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 % -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 4,700 8,132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 3,600 1,413,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngalong 87,000 87,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Nupbi 2,900 2,900 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyenpa 12,000 12,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 10,000 4,678,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.26 % 1
 Rabha 1,500 376,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 2,900 711,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 9,500 6,638,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 46,269,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 2,900 83,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal 5,200 8,405,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.58 % 1
 Sarki 1,600 382,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 9,000 235,487,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sharchop 65,000 65,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherdukpen 200 3,800 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 9,700 153,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 654,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 9,000 1,681,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 800 5,084,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan 4,500 1,086,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan Gtsang 900 764,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tseku 6,400 20,000 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang, Bantawa 3,500 7,200 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,800 60,814,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 200 29,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 1,700 511,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.75 % 1
  Totals:  76 759,000         73 0.28 % 0.00 % 78 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 763,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Central 104,000 27 26 96.3 % 104,000 100.0 % 5
Eastern 202,000 54 51 94.4 % 201,000 99.5 % 6
Southern 104,000 41 38 92.7 % 103,000 99.0 % 4
Western 344,000 64 62 96.9 % 342,000 99.4 % 5
Country:   759,000 76 73 96.1 % 756,000 99.6 % 20

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 38,098.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 99,331.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 26,471.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 15,320.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
759,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adi adi 1 1 Complete Bible
Assamese asm 11 11 Complete Bible
Bantawa bap 1 1 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 9 9 Complete Bible
Boro brx 1 1 Complete Bible
Brokpake sgt 3 3 Translation Needed
Bumthangkha kjz 1 1 Bible Portions
Chalikha tgf 1 1 Translation Needed
Chocangacakha cgk 1 1 Translation Needed
Dakpakha dka 1 1 Translation Needed
Dzalakha dzl 1 1 Translation Needed
Dzongkha dzo 3 3 Complete Bible
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gongduk goe 1 1 Translation Needed
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hruso hru 1 1 Translation Started
Khamba kbg 1 1 Translation Needed
Khengkha xkf 1 1 Bible Portions
Kurtokha xkz 1 1 Translation Needed
Kurux kru 1 1 Complete Bible
Lakha lkh 1 1 Translation Needed
Layakha lya 1 1 Translation Needed
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhokpu lhp 1 1 Translation Needed
Lhowa loy 1 1 Bible Portions
Lunanakha luk 1 1 Translation Needed
Miji sjl 1 1 Bible Portions
Mundari unr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 9 9 Complete Bible
Nupbikha npb 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyenkha neh 1 1 Translation Needed
Olekha ole 1 1 Translation Needed
Rangpuri rkt 1 1 Bible Portions
Santhali sat 1 1 Complete Bible
Sherdukpen sdp 1 1 Translation Needed
Sherpa xsr 1 1 New Testament
Sikkimese sip 1 1 Unspecified
Syuba syw 1 1 Bible Portions
Tibetan, Central bod 2 2 Complete Bible
Tseku tsk 1 1 Translation Needed
Tshangla tsj 3 3 Bible Portions
Unknown xxx 2 1 Unspecified
Totals: 42 76 73   9 8 17 30 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Central 104,000 370 90 90 104,000 0 0 0.09 %
Eastern 202,000 9,500 3,610 270 184,000 0 4,000 0.13 %
Southern 104,000 5,990 2,310 550 94,400 0 970 0.53 %
Western 344,000 48,600 4,890 1,150 283,000 0 14,200 0.33 %
Country:   759,000 64,000 11,000 2,100 665,000 0 19,000 0.28 %
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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 76
Unreached People Groups 73  (96.1%)
Population 759,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 756,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 78
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 41%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official Language(s) Dzongkha
Literacy Rate 65%
Estimated Illiterate Population 266,000
Persecution Ranking 33 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.