Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Tibetan

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s): Yelmo, Solu-Khambuwan

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Tibetan

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 3,600

Global Population: 256,100

PEID: 48796

ROP: 108938

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Sherpa of Bhutan, numbering 3,600, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Tibetan people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 256,100 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Sherpa. The primary religion practiced by the Sherpa is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available