Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asian Buddhist

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s): Solu-Khambuwan, Yelmo

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 3,600

Global Population: 248,600

PEID: 48796

ROP: 108938

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Sherpa of Bhutan, numbering 3,600, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South Asian Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 248,600 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Sherpa. The primary religion practiced by the Sherpa is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available