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Monpa in Bhutan

Monpa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
98,000 Tshangla Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Monpa in Bhutan

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Summary
The Monpa live in Arunachal Pradesh, NE India, and Bhutan. Most are allied with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Elements of the ancient Bon religion can still be found in the practices of the Monpa. The "spirit of the tiger" has been an influence, which may torment people as they sleep. They are skilled in making wood carvings, and learned to manufacture paper from the pulp of a certain tree. After marriage, the newly married couple moves into the home of the bride's parents. They are mostly farmers, and raise livestock. The 6th Dalai Lama was a Monpa.

Ministry Obstacles
Bhutan does not provide a welcome to Christian missionaries.

Outreach Ideas
There are some indigenous Christians in Bhutan. Pray these Christians will be given a heart to take the good news about Jesus to other people groups in that country and region. Pray they will communicate the message accurately.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a few believers among the Monpa of Bhutan and India, but this is uncertain. Pray for any believers to be taught by God's Spirit how to quickly confess sin, and how to walk in the power of the Lord's Spirit, demonstrating love, joy, and peace.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Monpa to be completely set free from the bondage of evil spirits. Pray they will be given a hunger to know the living God.

Scripture Focus
"The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them." Isaiah 9:2

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:98,000
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (97,000)Western (400)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Monpa
People Name General: Monpa
Alternate People Names:
MembaMenpa
Monbaमोनपा
ROP3 Code: 113086
Joshua Project People ID: 17648
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 98,000
Population all Countries: 156,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: South Himalaya
People Name General: Monpa
Ethnic Code: MSY50z
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Language
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Primary Language: Tshangla
Language Code (ISO): tsj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Brokpake (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism100.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2000
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Tshangla
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tshangla
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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