Lap, Lakha in Bhutan

Joshua Project has identified the Lap, Lakha only in Bhutan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Lakha (Wylie: La-kha) literally "language of the mountain pass," a Southern Tibetan language spoken by about 8,000 people in Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa Districts in central Bhutan. These people are descendants of pastoral yakherd communities and follow the Buddhist religion. There are virtually no Christian resources in their language. Being oral communicators, it is necessary to make audio recordings of the Gospel message for them in their own language. Pray that a field recordist from Global Recordings Network will be able to visit them and make this kind of recording.


Profile Source:   Allan Starling and Robert Thorne  

People Name General Lap, Lakha
People Name in Country Lap, Lakha
Population in Bhutan 10,000
World Population 10,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lakhapa, Tshangkha
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Tibetan
People Name General Lap, Lakha
Ethnic Code MSY50r
People ID 19588
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Central (9,100) Southern (1,100) Western (100)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Central (9,100) Southern (1,100)
Western (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lakha (10,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lakha 10,000
For Primary Language: Lakha

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: Joe Kirkendall  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Allan Starling and Robert Thorne  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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