• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SOUTH HIMALAYA


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 84

Population: 7,191,275

Unreached people groups: 70

UPG population: 6,249,275

Unengaged UPGs: 26

UUPG population: 353,950

Number of countries: 7


Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

Overview: The Himalayan mountain system is the world's highest range and provides a formidable land barrier between China and South Asia. The South Himalaya people cluster encompasses a variety of Tibeto-Burmese people groups that are diverse in ethnicity, language and religion. The unifying characteristic shared by these peoples is their physical location on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, Bhutan, and India.

Peoples within this cluster: Adibasi; Athpare Rai; Bantawa Rai; Baram; Bodh; Chamlinge Rai; Chhulung; Chothe; Dhimal; Dhunia; Dokhpa; Gamale Kham; Ghale, Kutang; Gurung, Western; Gyasumdoba; Jerung; Jirel; Kachari, Dimasa; Kachari, Sonwal; Kalinge Rai; Kanauri; Kham-Magar; Khamiyang; Koi; Kulunge Rai; Lepcha; Lhotshampa; Limbu; Lohorong; Lumba-Yakkha; Magar, Eastern; Magar, Khamkura; Magar, Western; Malaneese; Manang; Momba; Nar Phu; Newange Rai; Nisi Kham; Nuniya; Nurang; Panchthar; Puma; Rai, Kirati; Raji; Raute; Rumdali Rai; Saam Rai; Sajalong; Sampange Rai; Sherpa; Sheshi Kham; Sonowar; Sudhi; Sunwar; Swangla; Tamachhange Rai; Tamang, Southwestern; Tamang, Western; Tanu; Thami; Thudam Bhotia; Thulunge Rai; Tilung; Yakha; Yamphu Rai; Yehlimo

Countries where they are found: Bhutan; Canada; China; India; Nepal; Pakistan; United States


People groups: 84

Population: 7,191,275

Unreached people groups: 70

UPG population: 6,249,275

Unengaged UPGs: 26

UUPG population: 353,950

Number of countries: 7