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Indigenous Communities from Bhutan

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Lepcha
Indigenous Group Lepcha (Also known as: Rong, Rongke, Rongpa)
Location Bhutan , Lower valleys in the west and south
Estimated Population 35,000 (retrieved 2006, SIL International )
Environment Mountain
Lifestyle Semi-Nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Lepcha
Classification: Sino- Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Lepcha
Alternative Names: Lapcha, Rong, Rongke, Rongpa, Nünpa

Dialects: Ilammu, Tamsangmu, Rengjongmu.
Website URLs Ethnologue : Lepcha a language of Bhutan
Bhutanese Refugees
Lepchas and their tradition
Wikipedia - Lepcha
NGOs Centre for Protection of Minorities and Against Racism and Discrimination in Bhutan (CEMARD-Bhutan)

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