• PEOPLE NAME: MAGAR OF BHUTAN

Affinity Group: ASAP

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: South Himalaya

Language: Eastern Magar - (mgp)

Alternate Name(s): Lhotshampa, Bara Magarant

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 8,200

Global Population: 1,485,200


PEID: 1234

ROP: 102848

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Magar of Bhutan, numbering 8,200, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Himalaya people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,485,200 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Magar. The primary religion practiced by the Magar is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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