Dolpa in Nepal

The Dolpa have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Most Dolpo have settled down to permanent villages, but some continue to lead a nomadic life, traveling with their herds. Their villages are located 12,000-15,500 feet above sea level. Their rough stone houses make their villages look like forts. Severe weather has made the Dolpo a hardy people. They have been in Nepal for many centuries, but probably originated in Tibet. Buddhism and the ancient Bon religion exist harmoniously side by side among the Dolpo.


Ministry Obstacles

The Dolpo people live in remote portions of Nepal, at high elevations. Also, there are few Christian resources available in their language.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel recordings are available in the language of the Dolpo. Perhaps Nepali believers will be led to take these recordings to the Dolpo people, being available to answer their questions and start a fellowship of believers. Pray to this end.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

In recent years, a few Dolpo individuals have become followers of Christ. They need the prayers of outsiders. Pray their faith will be strengthened. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Dolpa people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings. Until very recently the Dolpo were totally untouched with the Gospel of Christ. Pray these many years of darkness will be replaced with the pervading light of the Gospel of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Dolpa in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-08-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-30
People Name General Dolpa
People Name in Country Dolpa
Natural Pronunciation dohl-PAH
World Population 3,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dhopa; Dolpa Tibetan; Dolpali; Dolpali Bhote; Dolpo Bhotia; Gurung; Kaikhe; Phoke Dolpa; डोल्पा, डोल्पा टिबेटन
People ID 11595
ROP3 Code 102678
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Approximately 10,000 Dolpo people live in the Kamali Zone in north-west Nepal, all the way up the border between Nepal and China. This has lead some to speculate the Dolpo may also be found inside Tibet. The Dolpo inhabit the villages of Goomatara, Kola, Tachel, Kani, Bajebara, Laun, Chilpara, Bantari and Byas...beyond the mountains west of the upper Kali Gandaki River valley.   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Karnali
3,900
Bagmati
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Approximately 10,000 Dolpo people live in the Kamali Zone in north-west Nepal, all the way up the border between Nepal and China. This has lead some to speculate the Dolpo may also be found inside Tibet. The Dolpo inhabit the villages of Goomatara, Kola, Tachel, Kani, Bajebara, Laun, Chilpara, Bantari and Byas...beyond the mountains west of the upper Kali Gandaki River valley..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Total States 2
  Karnali 3,900
  Bagmati 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sherpa (2,100 speakers)
Language Code xsr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Dolpo
1,700
Kham, Western Parbate
400
Nepali
Primary Language Sherpa (2,100 speakers)
Language Code xsr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Dolpo 1,700
  Kham, Western Parbate 400
  Nepali 10
People Groups Speaking Sherpa

Primary Language:  Sherpa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1975-2008)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2014)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sherpa
Text / Printed Matter Bible: कोन्छ्‌योककी सुङ
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
96.71 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
2.19 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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