Lunape in Bhutan

The Lunape have only been reported in Bhutan
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

There are fewer than 1,000 Lunape people in Bhutan. They speak Lunanakha.


Where Are they Located?

The Lunape people only live in Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Living in the high mountains of Bhutan makes for difficult living. It's hard to grow any crop in a place where there is way too much wind, way too little sun, and it always feels like winter. Somehow the Lunape people survive in this harsh climate.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group is Tibetan Buddhist, like most other peoples in Bhutan. Tibetan Buddhism includes many beliefs from the shamanistic bon religion, which pre-dates Buddhism in the Himalayan Mountain region.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lunape people need to find ways to earn a better living. An agricultural economy does not work very well in such a harsh environment.


Prayer Points

Pray for Christian materials for the Lunape people. They do not have the JESUS Film, a Bible, gospel recordings, or a radio broadcast.
Pray that these Tibetan Buddhists will crave true spiritual nourishment, and not settle for what their ancestors had.
Pray for believers to take the gospel to them and disciple them in the ways of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Lunape in Bhutan.


References

http://www.finishingthetask.com/uupgs.php?sort=Country
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=48801


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Lunape
People Name in Country Lunape
Pronunciation LOO-nah-pay
Alternate Names लुनपे
Population this Country 1,200
Population all Countries 1,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19658
ROP3 Code 115329
ROP25 Code 304848
ROP25 Name Lunape
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Punakha District, north, northeast quadrant, Lunana, on Pho Chhu River north from Punakha, right fork halfway up the valley   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Central
1,200
Western
10
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Punakha District, north, northeast quadrant, Lunana, on Pho Chhu River north from Punakha, right fork halfway up the valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Total States 2
  Central 1,200
  Western 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Lunanakha (1,200 speakers)
Language Code luk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lunanakha (1,200 speakers)
Language Code luk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lunanakha

Primary Language:  Lunanakha

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Gaurav Bagdi - Unsplash 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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