• 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 - Sunni

Country: India

Also found in: Pakistan

Population: 152,000

Global Population: 569,000


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 152,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tibetan people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 569,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Balti. The primary religion practiced by the Baltistani Bhotia is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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