• PEOPLE NAME: SHERPA OF NEPAL

Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Sherpa - (xsr)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan; India

Population: 216,000

Global Population: 275,500


PEID: 6291

ROP: 108938

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Sherpa of Nepal, numbering 216,000, 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.


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