Bhotia Tibetan in India

Unreached of the Day  3/13/2018

Bhotia Tibetan in India

Bhotia is a generic term used for several of the groups of people living in the foothills of the Himalayas. Their literacy rate has probably now risen above the 50% mark. The Bhotia intermarry with the Nepali, Garhwali and Kumaoni communities. They employ Nepali, Khas Rajput and Anwal as agricultural laborers and retain the services of Nepali, Kumaoni and Garh-wali Brahmin priests.

Ministry Obstacles

Access to these people by outsiders is somewhat difficult, and they are deeply committed to their worldview.

Outreach Ideas

The Bhotia have a relatively high literacy rate, implying access to printed Scriptures and other materials may be especially helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for Christian believers that will soon be found in this Buddhist people group, that even today the Lord is preparing pastors and teachers to help them become established in the faith.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His Gospel. Pray for the Bhotia: for good schools for their children, adequate health care, and employment opportunities.

Scripture Focus

"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:3



People Name Bhotia Tibetan
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 3,600
World Population 3,600
Language Sikkimese
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible None
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image