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.
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.
The Adi continue to follow traditional religious practices, seeking the advice and power of local shamans.
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.
* 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|
|Population this Country||2,700|
|Population all Countries||73,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Abor; Abor-Miri; Arbor; Miri; आदि|
|Persecution Rank||43 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Adi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1988-2003)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|