Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s): Bhotia, Sherpa, Toto, Dukpa, Kagatay, Tibetan, Yolmo, Danjonka, Denjonka

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: India

Also found in: Bhutan; Nepal

Population: 245,000

Global Population: 280,800

PEID: 41587

ROP: 111608

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Bhutia of India, numbering 245,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 280,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Sherpa. The primary religion practiced by the Bhutia 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