The Monpa live in Arunachal Pradesh, NE India, and Bhutan. Most are allied with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Elements of the ancient Bon religion can still be found in the practices of the Monpa. The "spirit of the tiger" has been an influence, which may torment people as they sleep. They are skilled in making wood carvings, and learned to manufacture paper from the pulp of a certain tree. After marriage, the newly married couple moves into the home of the bride's parents. They are mostly farmers, and raise livestock. The 6th Dalai Lama was a Monpa.
Bhutan does not provide a welcome to Christian missionaries.
There are some indigenous Christians in Bhutan. Pray these Christians will be given a heart to take the good news about Jesus to other people groups in that country and region. Pray they will communicate the message accurately.
There may be a few believers among the Monpa of Bhutan and India, but this is uncertain. Pray for any believers to be taught by God's Spirit how to quickly confess sin, and how to walk in the power of the Lord's Spirit, demonstrating love, joy, and peace.
Pray for the Monpa to be completely set free from the bondage of evil spirits. Pray they will be given a hunger to know the living God.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Monpa|
|People Name in Country||Monpa|
|Population in Bhutan||102,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Memba, Menpa, Monba, मोनपा|
|Persecution Rank||33 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Language Code||tsj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Tshangla|
Primary Language: Tshangla
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Tshangla|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tshangla|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Photo Source||Mukesh Jain Creative Commons|
|Map Source||People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||Joshua Project|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|
|* Religion Values||From latest Bhutan census data. Current values may differ.|