Nghari Tibetans in China

Unreached of the Day  7/23/2021

Nghari Tibetans in China

Different yet similar! The inhabitants of the Nghari region are also known as the Chang Tang (Northern Plain) Tibetans. Although they are ethnically Tibetan, they speak a language far removed from other Tibetan varieties. Their lifestyles have changed little over the last thousand years and are still devoid of any technology or machinery.

Ministry Obstacles

They believe that immersion in one of two holy lakes south of Mount Kailas will release people from their sins for a lifetime. Pilgrims who trek to the top of the 5,640-meter-high Dolma Pass are believed to be born again in the process. Folk Tibetans believe in a hell divided into eight hot and eight cold levels. Sinners are made to suffer until they have worked off their demerits. Such beliefs do not allow for a sinless savior who is the only gateway to the Almighty.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can start with the worldview of the Nghari Tibetan people and use it as a beginning point to show that Yahweh has a far better plan for us.

Scripture Focus

"Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, The Lord will surely separate me from his people; and let not the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree."  Isaiah 56:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from today’s people group will put all their hope in the Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the 2020s would be the decade of a Disciple Making Movement among every Tibetan subgroup, including the Ngharis. Pray for a hunger for spiritual truth and a willingness to seek and find answers in Christ. Pray for the Lord to raise up his ambassadors to the Nghari Tibetans.



People Name Nghari Tibetans
PronunciationNAH-ree ti-BEH-tens
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 64,000
World Population 64,000
Language Tibetan, Central
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image