Country: Laos

Number of People Groups

135

People Groups Unreached

113

Total Population

7,192,000

Unreached Population

5,860,000

% Professing Christian

3.4%

% Evangelical

2.2 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Aheu Luang 300 1,200 Aheu E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akeu 3,100 16,000 Akeu E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Akha 79,000 79,000 Akha E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.0 %
 Alak 4,900 4,900 Alak E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Alu 7,200 15,000 Nisu, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arem 800 900 Arem E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bit 2,500 3,300 Bit E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bo 4,100 4,100 Bo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brao 26,000 37,000 Lave E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Bru, Eastern 22,000 88,000 Bru, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.5 %
 Burmese 600 31,631,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Cham, Western 1,000 295,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chatong 800 800 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Chepya 2,500 2,500 Chepya Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chut-May 400 6,100 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chut-Ruc 200 200 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chut-Sach 200 200 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Con 2,200 2,200 Con E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Laos Sign Language Buddhism 3.0 % 2.6 %
 Giay 7,300 406,000 Bouyei E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Halang 6,300 22,000 Halang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Halang Doan 3,200 6,700 Halang Doan E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 18,000 77,743,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 67,000 860,021,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Hani 1,800 767,000 Hani E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hmong Bua 1,800 93,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.0 %
 Hmong Daw 256,000 1,472,000 Hmong Daw E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.0 %
 Hmong Njua 138,000 672,000 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Hung 2,100 2,500 Hung E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.5 %
 Hung-Tum 1,000 1,000 Hung E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ir 6,200 6,200 Ir E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Iu Mien 19,000 1,614,000 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 7.9 %
 Jeh 14,000 31,000 Jeh E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.4 %
 Jeng 5,600 5,600 Jeng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kaduo 5,000 199,000 Kaduo E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Kanay 900 900 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 7.0 %
 Kaseng 1,700 1,700 Kasseng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Katang 150,000 150,000 Kataang E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Katu, Eastern Unknown 61,000 Katu, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Katu, Western 29,000 29,000 Katu, Western E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Khlor 14,000 14,000 Khlor E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Khmer, Central 6,100 15,792,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.0 % 1.6 %
 Khmu 763,000 892,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 8.0 %
 Khmu, Keun Unknown 0 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khmu, Khong Unknown 0 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.6 %
 Khmu, Lu Unknown 0 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.9 %
 Khmu, Me Unknown 0 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.0 %
 Khmu, Rok Unknown 0 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.7 %
 Khua 4,500 9,700 Khua E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khuen 12,000 15,000 Khuen Buddhism 1.5 % 1.0 %
 Kim Mun 7,000 542,000 Kim Mun E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
Kiorr 4,800 16,000 Kiorr Buddhism 1.0 % 0.6 %
 Kongsat 100 100 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kri 1,200 1,200 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kuan 3,900 3,900 Kuan E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kui 54,000 493,000 Kuy Buddhism 1.0 % 0.9 %
 Kui Lung 4,900 4,900 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 9.0 %
 Lahu Aga 9,400 9,400 Lahu E Ethnic Religions 8.5 % 7.9 %
 Lahu Phu 3,800 579,000 Lahu E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 11.0 %
 Lahu Shi 3,700 159,000 Lahu Shi E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 10.0 %
 Lamet 25,000 25,000 Lamet E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
Lanten 6,600 6,600 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lao 3,286,000 3,796,000 Lao Buddhism 3.5 % 2.0 %
 Lao Phuan 148,000 351,000 Phuan Buddhism 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Laopang 13,000 23,000 Laopang E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 11.0 %
 Laoseng 11,000 11,000 Tareng E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Laven 33,000 68,000 Laven E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lawi 800 800 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mal 36,000 41,000 Mal E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.8 %
 Maleng 600 900 Maleng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mlabri 700 1,100 Mlabri E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ngae 16,000 16,000 Ngeq E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.5 %
 Nguan 37,000 37,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Nguon 2,100 3,200 Nguon E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nung 1,500 1,066,000 Nung E Ethnic Religions 0.7 % 0.6 %
 Nyahon 4,900 4,900 Nyaheun E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nyaw 18,000 77,000 Nyaw Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 O-Du 800 1,200 O'du E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Oy 14,000 14,000 Oy E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Pacoh 21,000 40,000 Pacoh E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pala 5,700 5,700 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pana 600 5,600 Phana' E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Phu Thai 238,000 1,011,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Phunoi 56,000 72,000 Phunoi E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pong 2,200 2,200 Phong-Kniang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pouhoy 300 300 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Poumong 1,300 1,300 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Poussang 2,700 2,700 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Prai 28,000 48,000 Prai E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.7 %
Pu Ko 200 200 Pu Ko E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.3 %
 Puoc 11,000 38,000 Puoc E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Rien 7,300 7,300 Rien Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Saek 4,700 17,000 Saek Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Samtao 4,500 16,000 Samtao Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sapuan 5,400 5,400 Sapuan E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sedang 600 123,000 Sedang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sila 2,800 3,600 Sila E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 So 147,000 218,000 So Buddhism 1.4 % 1.0 %
 So Tri 11,000 11,000 Bru, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
Sok 3,600 3,600 Sok E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sou 3,300 3,300 Sou E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ta Oi, Lower 22,000 22,000 Ta'oih, Lower E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Ta Oi, Upper 48,000 70,000 Ta'oih, Upper E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.8 %
 Tahang 400 400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Daeng 43,000 206,000 Tai Daeng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Dam 78,000 942,000 Tai Dam E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Tai Doi 800 5,900 Tai Loi Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Gapong 1,500 3,600 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai He 12,000 12,000 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Kaleun 9,500 18,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Kao 295,000 648,000 Tai Don E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Khang 75,000 116,000 Kang Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Khun 800 139,000 Khun Buddhism 2.3 % 1.9 %
 Tai Laan 600 600 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tai Long 6,100 6,100 Tai Long E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Lue 156,000 1,359,000 Lu Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Tai Men 11,000 11,000 Tai Mene E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Tai Nua 55,000 151,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Pao 5,200 5,200 Tai Pao Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Peung 1,400 1,400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tai Sam 1,100 1,100 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Taket 600 600 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Talieng 37,000 37,000 Talieng E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Tamoy 700 700 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tay Khang 200 200 Tay Khang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tay Pong 3,100 3,100 Hung E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tayten 400 400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tchaho 400 400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thae 4,100 4,100 The E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thai, Central 143,000 19,924,000 Thai Buddhism 0.6 % 0.3 %
 Thai, Northeastern, Isan 8,900 17,892,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thai, Northern 37,000 7,177,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tong 14,000 14,000 Ong E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.2 %
 Vietnamese 122,000 83,742,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Yoy 1,600 7,500 Yoy E Ethnic Religions 2.5 % 2.1 %
  Totals:  135 7,192,000 113       3.4 % 2.2 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 3,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 7,195,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
59.6 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.2 %)
3.4 %
Ethnic Religions
32.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.9 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
67.8 %
Roman Catholic
20.1 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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