• PEOPLE NAME: SHERPA OF INDIA

Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: South Himalaya

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s): Sharpa

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

Also found in: Bhutan; Nepal

Population: 54,000

Global Population: 264,300


PEID: 41803

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 India, numbering 54,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Himalaya people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 264,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Sherpa. The primary religion practiced by the Sherpa is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


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