• PEOPLE NAME: BALTISTANI BHOTIA OF INDIA

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PEID: 47102

ROP: 111443

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Tibetan

Language: Balti - (bft)

Alternate Name(s): Balti

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: India

Also found in: Pakistan

Population: 144,000

Global Population: 616,000


PEID: 47102

ROP: 111443

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Baltistani Bhotia of India, numbering 144,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tibetan people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 616,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Balti. The primary religion practiced by the Baltistani Bhotia is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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