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Broq-Pa in Bhutan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,600 Brokpake Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Broq-Pa in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Brokpa of Bhutan speak a language called Brokkat. Men and women are treated the same and women often play the leading role in such things as marriages for their children.

Polygamy is acceptable to the Brokpa and steps take place before a couple are married. The parents of the bridegroom discuss matters with an astrologer before marriage takes place. Astrologers advise on death matters also.

The religion of the Brokpas is Gelugpa Buddhism and Ama Jhomo is a main deity. They pray to their gods for protection. They have festivals.

The Brokpa are partly nomads and live in a difficult climate. This could be an obstacle to the gospel. They raise yaks and sheep and sell dairy produce for a living. The wealthy have many yaks.

The Brokpa go to some villages swapping their products for food. They are connected to certain families in these villages for this purpose. Some Brokpa are poor and work as carpenters, blacksmiths and tailors for example.

Where are they located?
The Brokpa live in the Merak Sakten region of Bhutan.

Prayer Points
* Pray that instead of consulting astrologers the Brokpa will come to Jesus Christ and let Him guide them.
* Pray that Bhutan will allow Missionaries into the country to give the gospel message.
* Pray for Salvation for the authorities in Bhutan.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-04
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The Drokpa
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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:45 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,600
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (5,100)Southern (400)
Western (30)
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People Name in Country: Broq-Pa
People Name General: Broq-Pa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111700
Joshua Project People ID: 16524
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,600
Population all Countries: 59,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Broq-Pa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Brokpake
Language Code (ISO): sgt    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Brokkat (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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Broq-Pa in Bhutan

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Broq-Pa Bhutan    
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