• PEOPLE NAME: SHERPA OF NEPAL

Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: South Himalaya

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan; India

Population: 206,000

Global Population: 262,800


PEID: 6291

ROP: 108938

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Sherpa of Nepal, numbering 206,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Himalaya people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 262,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Sherpa. The primary religion practiced by the Sherpa is Buddhism, a system of beliefs and practices based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.


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