Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asian Buddhist

Language: Gurung - (gvr)

Alternate Name(s): Gurkhal, Lhotshampa

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: Nepal

Population: 9,000

Global Population: 680,000

PEID: 1226

ROP: 110781

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Gurung of Bhutan, numbering 9,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Asian Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 680,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Gurung. The primary religion practiced by the Gurung is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available