community is an Dardic
community residing in the Dha-Hanu
valley in Ladakh
. They speak an archaic Shina language
. There are small Brokpa communities in east Bhutan as well in the region of Merak and Sakteng. They are the followers of the Bön
religion. In Bhutan the Brokpas have embraced Buddhism, although Bön rituals still survive.