Ngalong in Bhutan

Photo Source:  Galen Frysinger 
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Ngalong
Country: Bhutan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 91,000
World Population: 91,000
Primary Language: Dzongkha
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project