• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SOUTH HIMALAYA

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 42

Population: 3,592,750

Unreached people groups: 38

UPG population: 2,885,950

Unengaged UPGs: 11

UUPG population: 224,100

Number of countries: 5


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: Baram; Chamlinge Rai; Chhulung; Dhunia; Dokhpa; Gamale Kham; Ghale, Kutang; Gyasumdoba; Jerung; Kalinge Rai; Kham-Magar; Koi; Kulunge Rai; Lhotshampa; Limbu; Lumba-Yakkha; Magar, Khamkura; Magar, Western; Manang; Nar Phu; Newange Rai; Nisi Kham; Nuniya; Nurang; Panchthar; Puma; Rai, Kirati; Saam Rai; Sheshi Kham; Sudhi; Sunwar; Tamachhange Rai; Tamang, Southwestern; Tamang, Western; Thudam Bhotia; Tilung; Yehlimo

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


People groups: 42

Population: 3,592,750

Unreached people groups: 38

UPG population: 2,885,950

Unengaged UPGs: 11

UUPG population: 224,100

Number of countries: 5