People and Culture

Bhutanese individuals can be for the most part sorted into three principle ethnic gatherings. The Tshanglas, Ngalops and the Lhotshampas. The other minority bunches are the Bumthaps and the Khengpas of Central Bhutan, the Kurtoeps in Lhuentse, the Brokpas and the Bramis of Merak and Sakteng in eastern Bhutan, the Doyas of Samtse and the Monpas of Rukha towns in Wangdue Phodrang. Together the multiethnic Bhutanese populace number somewhat more than 6,00,000.

Tshanglas: The Tshanglas or the Sharchops as they are ordinarily known are viewed as the native tenants of eastern Bhutan. Tshanglas or the relatives of Lord Brahma as asserted by the students of history speak Tshanglakha and are regularly occupants of Mongar, Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse, Pema Gasthel and Samdrup Jongkhar. Other than development of maize, rice, wheat, grain and vegetables, the Tshanglas additionally raise residential creatures to supplement their living. Weaving is a well known control of ladies. They create lovely textures predominantly of silk and crude silk.

Ngalops: The Ngalops who have settled for the most part in the six districts of western Bhutan are of Tibetan birthplace. They speak Ngalopkha, the cleaned form of Dzongkha which is the national dialect of Bhutan. Farming is their primary job. They develop rice, wheat, grain, maize and so on, among others. In the locales of Thimphu and Paro apple is likewise developed as money trim. They are known for Lozeys, or decorative discourse and for Zheys, moves that are one of a kind to the Ngalops.

Lhotshampas: The Lhotshampas who have settled in the southern foothills are the most recent to settle in the nation. It is by and large concurred that they moved from Nepal in the start of the nineteenth century for the most part coming in as workers. They speak Lhotshamkha which is the Nepali dialect and practice Hinduism. One can discover different stations of Lhotshampas including Bhawans, Chhetris, Rai’s, Limbus, Tamangs, Gurungs, and the lepchas. They basically rely upon horticulture and develop money harvests, for example, similar to ginger, cardamom, oranges, and so on.

The Bumthaps, Mangdeps and Khengpas: The general population who speak Bumtapkha, Mangdepkha and khengkha separately possess the focal pockets of Bhutan. The Bumthaps develop buck wheat, potatoes and vegetables. An area of this populace additionally raise yaks and sheep and deliver textures of fleece and yak hair. The Mangdeps rely upon development of rice, wheat, maize, vegetables, and so on other than raising household creatures. The khengpas likewise rely upon horticulture like the Mangdeps. In any case, they are likewise known for the bamboo and stick make.

Kurtoeps: Kurtoeps are the other class of individuals in the east. They occupy the locale of Lhuentse and the towns are discovered spread along the banks of Kurichu. Khoma ladies are master weavers and are known for their ability in weaving the affected Kushithara.

The Brokpas and the Bramis: The Brokpas and the Bramis are a semi roaming group. They are settled in the two towns of Merak and Sakteng in eastern Bhutan. They for the most part rely upon yaks and sheep for work. Living in the high elevation zones they barely take up agribusiness. They talk an alternate vernacular and have their own particular one of a kind dress that is made of yak hair and sheep fleece. They are likewise specialists in stick and bamboo creates.

The Layaps: To the extraordinary north are the Layaps who talk the layapkha. Like the Brokpas, they are additionally semi migrants whose wellspring of work is subject to yaks and sheep the results of which they trade with the general population of Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha with rice, salt and different consumables.

The Doyas: These are the other ancestral group and are settled for the most part in southern Bhutan. They are viewed as the native tenants of western and focal Bhutan, who throughout the years settled in the present territories in Dorokha. They have their very own vernacular and dress in their own one of a kind style.

Monpas: The Monpas are a little group in Rukha under Wangdue Phodrang. Together with the Doyas they are likewise viewed as the first pioneers of focal Bhutan. They talk an alternate vernacular extraordinary to their own yet one that is gradually ding as these individuals are currently being ingested into the standard Bhutanese society.


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