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Bhotia, Tibetan of India
Bhotia is a generic term used for several of the groups of people living in the foothills of the Himalayas. According to the 1981 census they have a literacy rate of 42%. 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.
Access to these people by outsiders is somewhat difficult, and they are deeply committed to their worldview.
The Bhotia have a relatively high literacy rate, implying access to printed Scriptures and other materials may be especially helpful.
Pray for the Christian believers that will someday emerge from 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 Bhotia: for good schools for their children, adequate health care, and employment opportunities.
"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:3