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Ngalong in Bhutan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
87,000 Dzongkha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ngalong in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Ngalop or Ngalong have their origins in Tibet and migrated to Bhutan in the 800's. They are at the forefront in politics and culture in Bhutan particularly in the capital Thimpu and northern and western Bhutan.

The Ngalop speak Dzongkha which is the main Bhutanese language and is spoken by the government and in schools. Tibetan Buddhism is their main religion. A smaller number of them follow the Bon religion which is similar.

The Ngalop eat red rice, potatoes and barley. Their houses are built of timber, stone, bricks and clay. Most of the government and the monarchy are Ngalop. The Ngalop have built monasteries that are used as government offices these days.

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* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will help bring the Ngalop to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for complete freedom for Bhutanese Christians.


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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:87,000
Largest Provinces:
Western (64,000)Central (22,000)
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People Name in Country: Ngalong
People Name General: Ngalong
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101373
Joshua Project People ID: 20712
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 87,000
Population all Countries: 87,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Ngalong
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dzongkha (87,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dzo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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: 1970
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2010
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 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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Ngalong in Bhutan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Buddhist     Asia, South    
      Ngalong Bhutan    
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            Ngalong in Bhutan          
      Religion Language  
      Buddhism     Dzongkha  
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