The Bhutanese

Introduction to Bhutanese culture(s)

“Almost 97% of (Bhutanese) refugees are ethnic Nepalis. The non-Nepalis include the Charchop, Drukpa, Urow, and Khenpga ethnic groups. Nearly all refugees speak Nepali as a first or second language. UNHCR estimates that about 35% of the population has a functional knowledge of English.”



In Kansas, at the end of 2014, Nepali-speaking Bhutanese constituted 24% of the overall refugee settlement population (Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 2015).


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