Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s): Solu-Khambuwan, Yelmo

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 3,500

Global Population: 275,500

PEID: 48796

ROP: 108938

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Sherpa of Bhutan, numbering 3,500, 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 275,500 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