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Lhokpu in Bhutan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,400 Lhokpu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Lhokpu in Bhutan

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The Lhop have a reputation of being shy, kind and gentle; their name Doya (daya) means kind-hearted. The history and the origin of the Lhop remains a mystery, but the Lhops have lived and evolved as a part of the Am Mo Chhu valley since time immemorial. According to a tradition in Satakha, one of the Lhop villages, they worship a deity called Talang.

Ministry Obstacles
The Lhop reside in a remote area of the world.

Outreach Ideas
Christian workers can carry the Gospel message to these people using oral means of communication: stories, films, and recordings.

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There may be no followers of Christ among the Lhop community at present, but pray for the ones the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they become well established in the faith, trusting Christ fully and following him faithfully.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His Gospel. Pray the Lhop community will be prepared to enter the 21st century, educating their children and with skills to make them employable.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-12
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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:3,400
Largest Provinces:
Western (3,400)
Location in Country:Samtse district: Damtey, Loto Kuchu, Lotu, Sanglong, Sataka, and Taba villages between Samtsi and Phuntsoling.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Lhokpu
People Name General: Lhokpu
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113916
Joshua Project People ID: 18359
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,400
Population all Countries: 3,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Lhokpu
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lhokpu (3,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lhp    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
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]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Lhokpu in Bhutan

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      Lhokpu Bhutan    
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