Country: Bhutan South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

71 (95.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

777,000

Population in Unreached

774,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
* From latest Bhutan census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bhutan.
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 **
 Adi 2,800 73,000 Adi Unknown 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aka 400 11,000 Hruso Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,000 2,710,000 Assamese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 3,900 29,571,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhotia Sikkim 6,200 90,000 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin 6,100 63,125,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Broq-Pa 5,700 59,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bumthangpa 23,000 23,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 % 1
 Chali 1,800 1,800 Chalikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chhetri 4,200 4,521,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dakpa 4,500 4,600 Dakpakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darjee 1,900 510,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 5,800 48,207,000 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % 1
 Drukpa 218,000 231,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dzala 17,000 17,000 Dzalakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 800 1,193,000 Garo Christianity 42.11 % -
 Gongduk 2,500 2,500 Gongduk Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 9,700 630,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.87 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 700 3,801,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kachari Sonwal 1,100 281,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 1,200 2,325,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kami 800 1,321,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,600 9,732,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khambu 1,400 337,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khampa Tibetan 1,700 1,621,000 Khamba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khas 1,000 82,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kheng 35,000 35,000 Khengkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 800 16,185,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurtokha 2,100 2,100 Kurtokha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lap, Lakha 11,000 11,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Layakha 3,500 3,500 Layakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lhokpu 3,500 3,500 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Loba 2,200 4,800 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 600 6,689,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lunape 1,200 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,800 2,187,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 800 10,677,000 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 97,000 137,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Monpa Black Mountain 500 500 Olekha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Dirang 200 7,400 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Kalaktang 1,100 2,500 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Monpa Tawang 500 53,000 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda 2,000 3,748,000 Mundari Hinduism 5.11 % -
 Naga 200 19,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.11 % -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 4,800 8,013,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 3,600 1,455,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngalong 89,000 89,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Nupbi 3,000 3,000 Nupbikha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyenpa 13,000 13,000 Nyenkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 10,000 4,641,000 Kurux Hinduism 2.27 % 1
 Rabha 1,600 372,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 3,800 733,000 Assamese Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 9,800 6,647,000 Rangpuri Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 45,785,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongkup 3,000 82,000 Lepcha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 5,300 7,898,000 Santhali Hinduism 2.59 % 1
 Sarki 1,600 395,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shaikh 9,200 223,463,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sharchop 66,000 66,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherdukpen 200 3,700 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sherpa 9,900 162,000 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 700 638,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 9,200 1,733,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % 1
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 900 5,063,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan 4,500 1,112,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tibetan Gtsang 900 769,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tseku 6,600 22,000 Tseku Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walang, Bantawa 3,600 7,400 Bantawa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,800 59,932,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakha 200 30,000 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakthumba, Limbu 1,800 522,000 Nepali Other / Small 3.75 % 1
  Totals:  74 777,000         71 0.30 % 0.00 % 76 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 780,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Central 106,000 26 25 96.2 % 106,000 100.0 % 5
Eastern 206,000 54 51 94.4 % 206,000 100.0 % 6
Southern 107,000 41 38 92.7 % 106,000 99.1 % 4
Western 351,000 63 61 96.8 % 350,000 99.7 % 5
Country:   777,000 74 71 95.9 % 774,000 99.6 % 20

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 37,321.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 99,651.6 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 26,689.3 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 14,861.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
777,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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 Unspecified
Bumthangkha kjz 1 1 Bible Portions
Chalikha tgf 1 1 Translation Needed
Chocangacakha cgk 1 1 Unspecified
Dakpakha dka 1 1 Unspecified
Dzalakha dzl 1 1 Unspecified
Dzongkha dzo 2 2 Complete Bible
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gongduk goe 1 1 Unspecified
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hruso hru 1 1 Translation Started
Khamba kbg 1 1 Translation Started
Khengkha xkf 1 1 New Testament
Kurtokha xkz 1 1 Translation Needed
Kurux kru 1 1 Complete Bible
Lakha lkh 1 1 Unspecified
Layakha lya 1 1 Unspecified
Lepcha lep 1 1 New Testament
Lhokpu lhp 1 1 Unspecified
Lhowa loy 1 1 Bible Portions
Lunanakha luk 1 1 Translation Needed
Miji sjl 1 1 New Testament
Mundari unr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 9 9 Complete Bible
Nupbikha npb 1 1 Unspecified
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 Started
Sherpa xsr 1 1 New Testament
Sikkimese sip 1 1 Unspecified
Tibetan, Central bod 2 2 Complete Bible
Tseku tsk 1 1 Translation Needed
Tshangla tsj 3 3 New Testament
Unknown xxx 2 1 Unspecified
Totals: 41 74 71   9 10 17 29 3
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent *
Central 106,000 400 90 100 106,000 0 0 0.00 %
Eastern 206,000 9,730 3,690 270 189,000 0 4,100 0.00 %
Southern 107,000 6,150 2,360 570 96,500 0 950 0.00 %
Western 351,000 49,800 5,000 1,170 289,000 0 7,040 0.00 %
Country:   777,000 66,000 11,000 2,100 681,000 0 12,000 0.27 %
* From latest Bhutan census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bhutan.
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Bhutan Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 71  (95.9%)
Population 777,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 774,000  (99.6%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent * 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 76
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 41%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BT
Official Language(s) DzongkhaNepali
Literacy Rate 65%
Estimated Illiterate Population 272,000
Persecution Ranking 43 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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