Lhokpu in Bhutan

Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Lhokpu
Country: Bhutan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,500
World Population: 3,500
Primary Language: Lhokpu
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Lhokpu have a reputation of being shy, kind and gentle; their name Doya (daya) means kind-hearted. The history and the origin of the Lhokpu remains a mystery, but the Lhokpu have lived and evolved as a part of the Am Mo Chhu valley since time immemorial.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lhop reside in a remote area of the world.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Like most peoples in Bhutan, the Lhokpu are Tibetan Buddhists who blend Bon shamanism with Buddhist practices. According to a tradition in Satakha, one of the Lhokpu villages, they worship a deity called Talang.

What Are Their Needs?

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

Prayer Points

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 that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of his gospel.
Pray the Lhop community will be prepared to enter the 21st century, educating their children and with skills to make them employable.

Text Source:   Joshua Project