Lap, Lakha in Bhutan

Joshua Project has identified the Lap, Lakha only in Bhutan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Allan Starling and Robert Thorne

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 11,600
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lakhapa, Tshangkha
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Tibetan
People Name General Lap, Lakha
Ethnic Code MSY50r
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
People Group Map Lap, Lakha in Bhutan PDF Version

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lakha (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lakha 12,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
99.90 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Joe Kirkendall
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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