Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asian Buddhist

Language: Gurung - (gvr)

Alternate Name(s): Gurkhal, Lhotshampa

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: Nepal

Population: 8,800

Global Population: 202,800

PEID: 1226

ROP: 110781

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Gurung of Bhutan, numbering 8,800, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Asian Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 202,800 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Gurung. The primary religion practiced by the Gurung is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available