Bhutan BT

131,852

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

11,426

Indicated decisions 2014

708,000

Population

15,000

Christians
13,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Bhutan
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    136.187
  • Internet Access

    34.4%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Bhutanese (50%); South Asian (27.5%); South Himalayan (15.7%); Tibetan (6.5%).
  • Common Languages

    Dzongkha, Nepali, 35 languages spoken in the nation
  • Economy

    Most people practice simple agriculture. 
    Has a lot of tourism and hydroelectric power also.
    About a fourth of the people are impoverished, but still one of the most content nations.
  • History / Politics

    Has a Buddhist monarchy with a parliament; India plays a large role in external affairs.
    Lots of Nepalese immigrants in last century; Nepali language has been suppressed.
    Government has taken various anti-immigration measures since 1985. 
    About 150,000 ethnic Nepalis have been expelled.
  • Spirituality

    One of least evangelized people, due to Buddhist government and isolationist policies. 
    Bon was an indigenous religion replaced by Buddhism and maintains occult influence. 
    A New Testament in main language of Dzongkha exists, but not in many other languages. 
    Evangelism was allowed between 1965-1990, but it has been restricted again. 
    Christians from Nepal and India give Gospel literature to the Bhutanese. 
    Bhutanese who become Christians face persecution and discrimination.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the country will become more open to Christian missions.
    Pray that persecution and discrimination against Christians will cease.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.