Khas in Bhutan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali. Wikipedia tells us that the term "Khas" is now obsolete, as they identify more with other forward (privileged) caste communities, especially the Chhetri.


Where Are they Located?

The Khas people live in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It is very difficult to grow crops or keep livestock in a near tundra climate like Bhutan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khas people are Hindus, but they blend this religion with Buddhist elements. This is especially true in Bhutan where a high percentage of Khas people are Buddhist rather than Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khas people need the chance to earn a good living in the high mountains of Bhutan, where opportunities are scarce.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger among the Khas people.
Please pray the Lord will send the light of the gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.
Pray that the Khas people will be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ wherever they live in South Asia.


Scripture Prayers for the Khas in Bhutan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khas_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Pronunciation kahss
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 81,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput; Khasa; Khasha; खास
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Western 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
56.32 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
43.68 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi Nepali
Primary Language Bengali
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi
  Nepali
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Photo Source Mahalaxmi Silwal - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more