• PEOPLE NAME: TAMANG OF BHUTAN

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PEID: 48797

ROP: 102861

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Eastern Tamang - (taj)

Alternate Name(s): Nishung, Tamanglama, Lama, Murmi

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 4,600

Global Population: 1,309,600


PEID: 48797

ROP: 102861

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Tamang of Bhutan, numbering 4,600, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,309,600 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Tamang. The primary religion practiced by the Tamang is Buddhism, a system of beliefs and practices based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.


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