Lunape in Bhutan

The Lunape have only been reported in Bhutan
Population
1,200
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are less than 1,000 Lunape people in Bhutan. They are regarded as unreached and unengaged by Finishing the Task (FTT). They speak Lunanakha.


Where Are they Located?

The Lunape people only live in Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Living in the high mountains of Bhutan makes for difficult living. It's hard to grow any crop in a place where there is way too much wind, way too little sun, and it always feels like winter. Somehow the Lunape people survive in this harsh climate.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group is Tibetan Buddhist, like most other peoples in Bhutan. Tibetan Buddhism includes many beliefs from the shamanistic bon religion, which pre-dates Buddhism in the Himalayan Mountain region.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lunape people need to find ways to earn a better living. An agricultural economy does not work very well in such a harsh environment.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christian materials for the Lunape people. They do not have the JESUS Film, a Bible, gospel recordings, or a radio broadcast.
* Pray that these Tibetan Buddhists will crave true spiritual nourishment, and not settle for what their ancestors had.
* Pray for believers to take the gospel to them and disciple them in the ways of Jesus Christ.


References

http://www.finishingthetask.com/uupgs.php?sort=Country
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=48801


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Lunape
People Name in Country Lunape
Population in Bhutan 1,200
World Population 1,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names लुनपे
People ID 19658
ROP3 Code 115329
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 Punakha District, north, northeast quadrant, Lunana, on Pho Chhu River north from Punakha, right fork halfway up the valley   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Central
(1,200)
Western
(10)
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 Punakha District, north, northeast quadrant, Lunana, on Pho Chhu River north from Punakha, right fork halfway up the valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Total States 2
  Central (1,200)
  Western (10)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Lunanakha (1,200 speakers)
Language Code luk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lunanakha
Primary Language Lunanakha (1,200 speakers)
Language Code luk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lunanakha

Primary Language:  Lunanakha

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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Bhutan census data.  Current values may differ.


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