Bhote in Nepal

The Bhote have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

In general, Bhutias are those people who do not belong to any of the particular or distinct stocks of indigenous people of the Nepal Himalaya. They resemble Tibetans in most of their ways of living, and some have migrated from Tibet. The Bhote today have started to come into contact with the outside world following the development of tourism. The Buddhist religion is an integral social and cultural part of Bhote society. Making monasteries and lighting lamps uninterruptedly in monasteries; worshipping Guru Rinpoche Padma Sambhav, Shakyamuni, Gautam Buddha, as well as the Bodhisatva; believing in incarnate lamas; beautifying religious shrines with frescoes, statues, and prayer flags; making prayer wheels; playing musical instruments; and singing and dancing in festivals like Lhosar are the religious activities of Bhote.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of Buddhism is very different than that of the Bible. The Lord's Spirit must give understanding before a person can make such a radical change in worldview.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray some Nepali Christians will be led to take the good news of Jesus to the Bhote people. Pray they will prepare themselves well for this challenge.


Prayer Focus

A few Bhote individuals have reported themselves as Christians to the Nepal census. Please pray for these people, that they will become real disciples of Jesus Christ, holy in their conduct and zealous to know and serve him. Please pray for the Bhote people to increasingly become aware of their need for a Savior. They need to know of their need, then when they learn a Savior has been provided they will be interested.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhote in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhote
People Name in Country Bhote
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Manang; भोथे
People ID 16434
ROP3 Code 111585
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Kosi
4,600
Bagmati
2,900
Seti
1,800
Mechi
1,100
Janakpur
1,000
Narayani
900
Gandaki
800
Karnali
700
Bheri
600
Lumbini
300
Sagarmatha
100
Dhaulagiri
80
Mahakali
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 13
  Kosi 4,600
  Bagmati 2,900
  Seti 1,800
  Mechi 1,100
  Janakpur 1,000
  Narayani 900
  Gandaki 800
  Karnali 700
  Bheri 600
  Lumbini 300
  Sagarmatha 100
  Dhaulagiri 80
  Mahakali 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Sherpa
1,800
Humla
300
Bote
200
Maithili
100
Kham, Western Parbate
100
Lhowa
70
Dotyali
40
Bantawa
10
Lepcha
Primary Language Nepali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Sherpa 1,800
  Humla 300
  Bote 200
  Maithili 100
  Kham, Western Parbate 100
  Lhowa 70
  Dotyali 40
  Bantawa 10
  Lepcha 0
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
79.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
19.30 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.23 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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