Lunape in Bhutan

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People Name: Lunape
Country: Bhutan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,200
World Population: 1,200
Primary Language: Lunanakha
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey