Lhokpu in Bhutan

Joshua Project has identified the Lhokpu only in Bhutan
Population
3,500
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Lhop have a reputation of being shy, kind and gentle; their name Doya (daya) means kind-hearted. The history and the origin of the Lhop remains a mystery, but the Lhops have lived and evolved as a part of the Am Mo Chhu valley since time immemorial. According to a tradition in Satakha, one of the Lhop villages, they worship a deity called Talang.


Ministry Obstacles

The Lhop reside in a remote area of the world.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can carry the Gospel message to these people using oral means of communication: stories, films, and recordings.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Christ among the Lhop community at present, but pray for the ones the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they become well established in the faith, trusting Christ fully and following him faithfully.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Lhop community will be prepared to enter the 21st century, educating their children and with skills to make them employable.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-27
People Name General Lhokpu
People Name in Country Lhokpu
Population in Bhutan 3,500
World Population 3,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Doya, Lhop, ल्हॉकपु
People ID 18359
ROP3 Code 113916
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Samtse district: Damtey, Loto Kuchu, Lotu, Sanglong, Sataka, and Taba villages between Samtsi and Phuntsoling.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Samtse district: Damtey, Loto Kuchu, Lotu, Sanglong, Sataka, and Taba villages between Samtsi and Phuntsoling..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Total States 1
  Western (3,500)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Lhokpu (3,500 speakers)
Language Code lhp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lhokpu
Primary Language Lhokpu (3,500 speakers)
Language Code lhp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lhokpu

Primary Language:  Lhokpu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 A Lovely World 
Map Source Joshua Project / GMI / IMB  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Bhutan census data.  Current values may differ.


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