Lap, Lakha in Bhutan

The Lap, Lakha have only been reported in Bhutan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


References

http://globalrecordings.net/en/language/12702
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Bhutan


Profile Source:   Allan Starling and Robert Thorne  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-08-10
People Name General Lap, Lakha
People Name in Country Lap, Lakha
Population in Bhutan 11,000
World Population 11,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Lakhapa, Tshangkha, लॅप, लाखा
People ID 19588
ROP3 Code 115327
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
Central
9,800
Southern
1,200
Western
100
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
  Central 9,800
  Southern 1,200
  Western 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Lakha (11,000 speakers)
Language Code lkh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lakha (11,000 speakers)
Language Code lkh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lakha

Primary Language:  Lakha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Joe Kirkendall 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Allan Starling and Robert Thorne  
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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