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Drukpa, Dzongkha in Denmark

Drukpa, Dzongkha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Drukpa, Dzongkha in Denmark

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Introduction / History
The Drukpa are the dominant people group in Bhutan, a small nation in the Himalayan Mountains. They are Tibetan Buddhist. People who have left Bhutan are often thought of as Drukpas, even though some of them are actually Nepalis, a Hindu people group that usually lives to the west of Bhutan. Nepalis in Bhutan have been violently persecuted in recent years, so some have fled to peaceful nations like Denmark.

Where are they located?
The Drukpa people live in the remote nation of Bhutan. Not many move out of the country, but a few have migrated to countries like the United States, India or Denmark.

What are their lives like?
At this time, the Drukpa are refugees. They have not fully settled into Denmark with all that entails. As time goes on, they will need to find employment, which will be difficult. Bhutan has very little modern infrastructure, and they will need to adjust to a nation that is very advanced in this area.

What are their beliefs?
The Drukpa believe that they have been Buddhists since the Tibetan sage Padmasambhava flew across the Himalayas on the back of a tiger and introduced Buddhism to Bhutan in AD 746. The Drukpas are Tibetan Buddhist. This form of Buddhist blends Buddhist teachings with bon, an ancient form of shamanism.

What are their needs?
The Drukpa and other peoples from Bhutan need to master the Danish language and gain appropriate job skills if they are going to make a contribution in Denmark. Some are probably traumatized by being persecuted in the Himalayan nation, and that will need to be addresses.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Drukpa to emerge in Europe.
* Pray for believers to rise to the occasion to help the Drukpa people in Denmark to learn language and job skills.
* There are Drukpa people in Bhutan who have committed to following Christ. Pray that these people will be used of God to take the gospel to Drukpa people in India and Denmark.


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Country: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Drukpa, Dzongkha
People Name General: Drukpa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111992
Joshua Project People ID: 16745
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 226,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Drukpa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Dzongkha (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dzo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism70.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism30.00 % 
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: 1970
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2010
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dzongkha
Film / VideoKen Anderson Films Online
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Drukpa, Dzongkha in Denmark

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