The Ngalop or Ngalong have their origins in Tibet and migrated to Bhutan in the 800's. They are at the forefront in politics and culture in Bhutan particularly in the capital Thimpu and northern and western Bhutan.
The Ngalop speak Dzongkha which is the main Bhutanese language and is spoken by the government and in schools. Tibetan Buddhism is their main religion. A smaller number of them follow the Bon religion which is similar.
The Ngalop eat red rice, potatoes and barley. Their houses are built of timber, stone, bricks and clay. Most of the government and the monarchy are Ngalop. The Ngalop have built monasteries that are used as government offices these days.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will help bring the Ngalop to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for complete freedom for Bhutanese Christians.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||30 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Dzongkha (89,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||dzo Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Dzongkha|
Primary Language: Dzongkha
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2000-2007)|
|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||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Dzongkha|
|Film / Video||Ken Anderson Films Online|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|