Adi in Bhutan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Adi people are spread through China, Tibet and India. Only a very small percentage live in Bhutan. There are no known followers of Christ among them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Historically a remote people, the Adi continue to be socially and economically isolated. Even their villages tend to remain separate from one another, governing themselves by individual rules and councils. Wealth is measured in domesticated animals, jewelry and land ownership.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Adi continue to follow traditional religious practices, seeking the advice and power of local shamans.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bible is available in the Adi language, along with online, audio and JESUS Film resources. What they don’t have is a personal witness to share the Gospel message with them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Adi in Bhutan.

Pray for key members of the Adi communities in Bhutan to hear and receive the good news. Pray for the Lord to birth a church planting movement that will provide all of the Adi with the opportunity to know their Creator and the Son He sent to save them. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Adi people.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Adi
People Name in Country Adi
Pronunciation Ah-dee
Population this Country 2,800
Population all Countries 73,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Abor; Abor-Miri; Arbor; Miri; आदि
People ID 18386
ROP3 Code 113979
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Eastern 2,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Adi (2,800 speakers)
Language Code adi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Adi (2,800 speakers)
Language Code adi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Adi

Primary Language:  Adi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1932-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1988-2003)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2005-2009)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Adi
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Adi
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Unknown
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
14.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
86.00 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Operation China, Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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