Lhokpu in Bhutan

Joshua Project has identified the Lhokpu only in Bhutan






Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 the Lhop community will be prepared to enter the 21st century, educating their children and with skills to make them employable.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lhokpu
People Name in Country Lhokpu
Population in Bhutan 3,400
World Population 3,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Doya, Lhop
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Tibetan
People Name General Lhokpu
Ethnic Code MSY50r
People ID 18359
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southwest Bhutan, Samtsi District between Samtsi and Phuntsoling; Taba Damtey, Loto Kuchu, Sanglong, Sataka, and Lotu villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Western (3,400)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Western (3,400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lhokpu (3,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lhokpu 3,400
For Primary Language: Lhokpu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: A Lovely World  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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