• PEOPLE NAME: LEPCHA OF BHUTAN

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PEID: 1231

ROP: 105723

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Lepcha - (lep)

Alternate Name(s): Lepcha, Rongkup, Mutanchi, Lhotshampa

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Bhutan

Also found in: India; Nepal

Population: 2,500

Global Population: 98,800


PEID: 1231

ROP: 105723

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Lepcha of Bhutan, numbering 2,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 98,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Lepcha. The primary religion practiced by the Lepcha is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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