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Indigenous Communities from Bhutan

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Monpa
Indigenous Group (Also known as: Menba, Moinba, Monba, Menpa, Mongba)
Location Bhutan, Central Bhutan, Mangdue and Wangdue valleys
Estimated Population 200 (retrieved 2006, UNDP GEF Small Grants Program)
Environment Highland / Forest
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Paid Labor / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Olekha
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Tibetan Eastern
Alternate Names: Monpa, Ole Mnpa

Dialects: Retained complex verbal system of Proto-Tibeto-Burman. 2 main dialects
Website URLs Wikipedia Monpa
Ethnologue, Olekha-A language of Bhutan
RAOnline Bhutan: A glimpse into the Monpa Community
The Centre for Bhutan Studies Origin and History of the Monpas
NGOs Centre for Protection of Minorities and Against Racism and Discrimination in Bhutan (CEMARD-Bhutan)
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) GEF Small Grants Program
World Wide Fund (WWF) Bhutan

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