Asian Culture

Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangledesh

Nepal

Nepal's Social Groups

Nepal has about 30 million people, they are known as family oriented, and most believe in karma. The Nepalese are known for not having “personal space” and tend to always be within someone else's space

Nepal's Language

Indo-Aryan tongue related to Hindi, is the official language. Nearly 48 percent of the population speaks Nepali to some degree, but people generally prefer to use their ethnic group's native tongue.

Nepal's Religion

81% of the population is hindu, other religions include Muslim, Kirant, Christian, and 11% Buddhist. Although Buddhism was abolished, many people still worship it. They also think that cows are sacred.

Nepal's Daily life

the two most popular sports in nepal is soccer and cricket, Urban homes are built of brick, stone, wood, or cement, and Urban buildings cannot be taller than five storeys. Also Urban families typically have two or three children, while rural families may have six or more.

Nepal's History

People believe that buddha was born on the land that would later be called Nepal. Nepal had many dynasties such as the Licchavi dynasty and the malla dynasty.

Nepal's Arts

Folk music and dance inspire many and is very popular, they also enjoy painting what is most important to them like the history of their country.

Nepal's Government



No permanent constitution is in place but they have an interim constitution that gives them most of the basic rights.



Nepal's Economy

Agriculture is a major industry in nepal and tourism is popular to nepal but shaky government has hindered its growth.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh's Social Groups

Bangladesh is a very male dominated society violence against women is common, most housing in bangladesh is basic and pretty good compared to America, most dates are expected to end in marriage, and most families want their daughters to get married to lower the burden of having to take care of them.

Bangladesh's language

Bangla is the official language but they do speak some persian, arabic, and english.

Bangladesh's Religion

Bangladesh is 89% muslim mainly sunni, and the rest of the religions include buddhism and hinduism.

Bangladesh's Daily life

They don’t use knives or forks, the left hand is reserved for hygiene, and they enjoy soccer, cricket, table tennis, and field hockey.

Bangladesh's History

At one point the British ruled that section of Asia but ended and Bangladesh took over that land becaming part of pakistan, their new land became independent in 1971.

Bangladesh Arts

They are known for poetry music and literature and have a more historic artistic past than people think.

Bangladesh's Government

They have a president but he mainly does ceremonial duties, and the 350 seat parliament picks the president while the prime minister runs the show.

Bangladesh's Economy

Their economy is struggling since they don’t have much agriculture and they have too many people for their small country's size.

Bhutan

Bhutan's Social Groups

Bhutan's population of about 716,900 is growing by 1.2 percent annually, also similar to the U.S. and many other countries all citizens must follow the national dress code and wear traditional clothing when attending official functions, going to work, and visiting holy temples.

Bhutan's Language

Dzongkha, spoken by the Ngalop, is the official language and almost everyone in the country can speak and understand it.

Bhutan's Religion

Bhutan’s main religion is Mahayana Buddhism and plays a major cultural role in the country. The local temple is the focus of village life and about three-quarters of the population practices Buddhism.

Bhutan's Daily Life

Urban workers often live in concrete apartments, Urban families typically have only two children rural families tend to be larger, Archery is Bhutan’s national sport, and Young couples who are recently married may refer to themselves as "engaged," though they are officially married.

Bhutan's History

Bhutan's written history began in the seventh century AD with the arrival of Buddhism. Namgyal, a religious leader, unified the nation of Ngawang, Bhutan was impacted by the British in foreign trade, and in the Wangchuck Dynasty, Bhutan shifted from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy.

Bhutan's Arts

The Bhutanese fine arts of music and dance are generally associated with religion, and women's talents in arts such as folk music or silk weaving are highly valued.

Bhutan's Government

Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy, also Bhutan’s two main political parties include the People’s Democratic Party and Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party, plus The constitution guarantees many basic freedoms.

Bhutan's Economy

Bhutan's economy is one of the smallest in the world having to rely on agriculture and forestry.

Questions

Nepal

81% of Nepal's population practice Hinduism, but why is the amount of Buddhists only 11% of the population?

Answer

Buddhism was abolished in Nepal, but there is still a fair amount that still practice it.

Nepal

What were the two main dynasties of Nepal said in this presentation?

Answer

Licchavi dynasty and the malla dynasty.

Bhutan

What are the two main parties that Bhutan's government has?

Answer

the People’s Democratic Party and Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party

Bangladesh

In your opinion, if Bangladesh's population would go down, would their agriculture go up?

Answer

We thought yes because Bangladesh is over conceived with people, and if that population would go down it would make room for types of agriculture making their society more successful.

Bhutan

What kind of role does Bhutan's Mahayana Buddhism religion play for their people?

Answer

A major cultural role

Bhutan

What if you met a young couple in Bhutan and they said they were "engaged", what do they mean by that?

Answer

This couple is officially married

Bangladesh

The British ended and it became Bangladesh, they were now part of what country?

Answer

Pakistan

Bhutan

What is the focus of village life in Bhutan?

Answer

The local tempal

Nepal

People believe that who, was born on the land that would later be called Nepal?

Answer

Buddha

Nepal

What kind of constitution does Nepal use that gives the people their basic rights?

Answer

Interim constitution