• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TIBETAN


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 95

Population: 8,223,425

Unreached people groups: 89

UPG population: 7,717,725

Unengaged UPGs: 45

UUPG population: 458,625

Number of countries: 10


Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

Overview: Of the 90 million individuals who belong to the Tibetan family of peoples, most live as minorities in countries where they have no political power. Only in Bhutan and Myanmar do Tibetan peoples constitute a majority. Nevertheless, Tibetans and their Buddhist religion have a high profile worldwide.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 219

Peoples within this cluster: Amdo, Hbrogpa; Baima; Balti; Baragaunle; Barhamu; Beda; Bhotia, Buddhist; Bhotia, Sikkim; Bolozi; Bonan, Tongren; Bunan; Byangsi; Champa; Chaudangsi; Chepang; Darmiya; Dolpa Tibetan; Dzalakha; Ergong; Galle Gurung; Gara; Ghale, Northern; Gongduk; Guiqiong; Gurung, Eastern; Gurung, Nepali; Helambu Sherpa; Hsifan; Humla Bhotia; Janggali; Jiarong, Chabao; Jiarong, Situ; Jiarong, Southern; Kagate Bhotia; Khamba; Khampa; Khampa, Eastern; Kutang Bhotia; Kyerung; Ladakhi; Lakha; Lhomi; Lhop, Doya; Loba; Luzu; Makhmi; Manyak; Minyak; Monba, Medog; Mugali; Nachering; Namuyi; Nawa Sherpa; Nubra; Olangchung Gola; Pumi; Purig-Pa; Puroik; Queyu; Rabha; Sherdukpen; Shixing; Spiti Bhoti; Tibetan, Boyu; Tibetan, Central; Tibetan, Heishui; Tibetan, Jone; Tibetan, Nghari; Tibetan, Zhugqu; Ticherong; Toto; Tseku; Tsum; Wutun; Xiangcheng; Za; Zangskar; Zhaba

Countries where they are found: Bhutan; Canada; China; India; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sweden; Taiwan; United States


People groups: 95

Population: 8,223,425

Unreached people groups: 89

UPG population: 7,717,725

Unengaged UPGs: 45

UUPG population: 458,625

Number of countries: 10