Broq-Pa in Bhutan


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The Drokpa

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Introduction / History

The Brokpa of Bhutan speak a language called Brokkat. Men and women are treated the same and women often play the leading role in such things as marriages for their children.

Polygamy is acceptable to the Brokpa and steps take place before a couple are married. The parents of the bridegroom discuss matters with an astrologer before marriage takes place. Astrologers advise on death matters also.

The religion of the Brokpas is Gelugpa Buddhism and Ama Jhomo is a main deity. They pray to their gods for protection. They have festivals.

The Brokpa are partly nomads and live in a difficult climate. This could be an obstacle to the gospel. They breed yaks and sheep and sell dairy produce for a living. The wealthy have many yaks.

The Brokpa go to some villages swapping their products for food. They are connected to certain families in these villages for this purpose. Some Brokpa are poor and work as carpenters, blacksmiths and tailors for example.


Where Are they Located?

The Brokpa live in the Merak Sakten region of Bhutan.


Prayer Points

* Pray that instead of consulting astrologers the Brokpa will come to Jesus Christ and let Him guide them.
* Pray that Bhutan will allow Missionaries into the country to give the gospel message.
* Pray for Salvation for the authorities in Bhutan.


References

http://www.raonline.ch/pages/bt/peop/btpeop_sakten01b1.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-04
People Name General Broq-Pa
People Name in Country Broq-Pa
Population in Bhutan 5,900
World Population 61,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Brokhpa, Brokkat, Brokpa, Brokskat, Broqpa, Brukpa, Dardi, Dokhpa, Dokpa, Dokskat, Drokpa, Drukpa, Kyanga, Kyango, Minaro, Shin, Sina, ब्रोक़्-पा
People ID 16524
ROP3 Code 111700
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Eastern
5,400
Southern
500
Western
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Eastern 5,400
  Southern 500
  Western 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Brokpake
Language Code sgt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Brokkat
Primary Language Brokpake
Language Code sgt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Brokkat
People Groups Speaking Brokpake

Primary Language:  Brokpake

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Peoples of the Buddhist World, Paul Hattaway  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bhutan census data.  Current values may differ.


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