Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangledesh
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
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.
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.
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.
No permanent constitution is in place but they have an interim constitution that gives them most of the basic rights.
Agriculture is a major industry in nepal and tourism is popular to nepal but shaky government has hindered its growth.
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.
Bangla is the official language but they do speak some persian, arabic, and english.
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.
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.
They are known for poetry music and literature and have a more historic artistic past than people think.
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.
Their economy is struggling since they don’t have much agriculture and they have too many people for their small country's size.
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.
Dzongkha, spoken by the Ngalop, is the official language and almost everyone in the country can speak and understand it.
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 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.
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 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 is one of the smallest in the world having to rely on agriculture and forestry.