Broq-Pa in Bhutan


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Broq-Pa of Bhutan speak a language called Brokkat. The Broq-Pa live in the Merak Sakten region of Bhutan. Most live in India, although there are also some in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Broq-Pa are partly nomads and live in a difficult climate. This could be an obstacle to the gospel. They raise yaks and sheep and sell dairy produce for a living. The wealthy have many yaks. The Broq-Pa go to some villages swapping their products for food. They are connected to certain families in these villages for this purpose. Some Broq-Pa are poor and work as carpenters, blacksmiths and tailors for example.
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 Broq-Pa 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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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


What Are Their Needs?

The Broq-Pa people need the chance to allow the grace of Christ into their villages and families.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Broq-Pa in Bhutan will put their faith in the guidance of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving and dedicated workers to the Broq-Pa people.
Pray for a movement to Christ among them to come soon.


Scripture Prayers for the Broq-Pa in Bhutan.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

The Drokpa

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Broq-Pa
People Name in Country Broq-Pa
Alternate Names Brokhpa; Brokkat; Brokpa; Brokskat; Broqpa; Brukpa; Dardi; Dokhpa; Dokpa; Dokskat; Drokpa; Drukpa; Kyanga; Kyango; Minaro; Shin; Sina; ब्रोक़्-पा
Population this Country 5,800
Population all Countries 70,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16524
ROP3 Code 111700
ROP25 Code 301419
ROP25 Name Broq-Pa (ST)
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Eastern
5,300
Southern
500
Western
30
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Eastern 5,300
  Southern 500
  Western 30
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Sunny Tank - Unsplash  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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