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PEID: 6247

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): Rong, Rongke, Lapche, Rongpa, Nünpa

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan; India

Population: 5,300

Global Population: 98,800

PEID: 6247

ROP: 105723

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Lepcha of Nepal, numbering 5,300, 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 Buddhism, a system of beliefs and practices based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.

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