Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Sikkimese - (sip)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 4,300

Global Population: 280,800

PEID: 42386

ROP: 111608

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Sikkimese Bhotia of Bhutan, numbering 4,300, are Unengaged and 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 Sikkimese. The primary religion practiced by the Sikkimese Bhotia is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.

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