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PEID: 6247

ROP: 105723

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tribal - Other

Language: Lepcha - (lep)

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

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bhutan; India

Population: 5,400

Global Population: 100,000

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 5,400, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Tribal - Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 100,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Lepcha. The primary religion practiced by the Lepcha is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.

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