Ngalong in Bhutan

The Ngalong have only been reported in Bhutan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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 Ngalog speak Dzongkha which is the main Bhutanese language and is spoken by the government and in schools.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ngalog eat red rice, potatoes and barley. Their houses are built of timber, stone, bricks and clay. Most of the government and the monarchy are Ngalog. The Ngalog have built monasteries that are used as government offices.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Tibetan Buddhism is their main religion. A smaller number of them follow the Bon religion which is based on shamanism.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ngalong people need the chance to hear and respond to the eternal gospel.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Ngalong people to have access to gospel materials.
Pray for them to have the spiritual hunger it takes to seek, find and embrace Jesus.
Pray for gospel workers to go to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Ngalong in Bhutan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ngalong
People Name in Country Ngalong
Alternate Names Ngalop; ंगलोंग
Population this Country 90,000
Population all Countries 90,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 20712
ROP3 Code 101373
ROP25 Code 306018
ROP25 Name Ngalung
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Western
67,000
Central
23,000
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Western 67,000
  Central 23,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Dzongkha (90,000 speakers)
Language Code dzo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dzongkha (90,000 speakers)
Language Code dzo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dzongkha
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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