• PEOPLE NAME: LEPCHA OF NEPAL

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PEID: 6247

ROP: 105723

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: South Himalaya

Language: Lepcha - (lep)

Alternate Name(s): Rong, Rongke, Lapche, Rongpa, Nünpa

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan; India

Population: 5,200

Global Population: 97,700


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 5,200, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South Himalaya people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 97,700 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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