Country: Laos

Number of People Groups

149

People Groups Unreached

136

Total Population

6,972,000

Unreached Population

6,130,000

% Christian Adherent

3.1%

% Evangelical

1.9 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Aheu Luang 300 Aheu E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akeu 3,100 Biyo E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Botche 700 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Chapo 600 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Eupa 900 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Kophe 1,500 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Kopien 700 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Luma 78,000 Akha E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.8 %
 Akha, Lylo 2,200 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Nuqui 10,000 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Nutchi 6,500 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Oma 2,200 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Pouly 64,000 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Akha, Tchitcho 1,400 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Alak 4,800 Alak E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Alu 7,000 Nisu, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arem 800 Arem E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bit 2,400 Bit E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bo 4,000 Bo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brao 26,000 Lave E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Bru, Eastern 22,000 Bru, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.4 %
 Burmese, Myen 600 Burmese Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Cali 19,000 So E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Cham, Western 900 Cham, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chatong 800 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Chepya 2,400 Chepya Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chut-May 200 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chut-Ruc 200 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chut-Sach 200 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Con 2,200 Con E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Laos Sign Language Buddhism 3.0 % 0.0 %
 Giay, Glay 7,100 Bouyei E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Halang 6,100 Halang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Halang Doan 3,100 Halang Doan E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 18,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Hani 1,700 Hani E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hkun, Khuen 12,000 Khuen Buddhism 1.5 % 1.0 %
 Hmong Daw 260,000 Hmong Daw E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.8 %
 Hmong Njua 134,000 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Hung 2,000 Hung E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.1 %
 Hung-Tum 1,000 Hung E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ir 6,000 Ir E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Isan, Northeastern Thai 8,700 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Iu Mien 18,000 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 7.9 %
 Jeh 13,000 Jeh E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Jeng 5,500 Jeng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kaduo, Yunnan Mongolian 11,000 Kaduo E Ethnic Religions 1.5 % 1.0 %
 Kanay 900 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 4.0 %
 Kantu 28,000 Katu, Western E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Kaseng 1,600 Kasseng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Katang 146,000 Kataang E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
Kate 700 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Katu, Eastern 24,000 Katu, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khlor 13,000 Khlor E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khmer, Central 6,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.0 % 1.6 %
 Khmu 621,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 8.0 %
 Khmu, Keun 900 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khmu, Khong 3,600 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.6 %
 Khmu, Lu 29,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.9 %
 Khmu, Me 50,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
 Khmu, Rok 71,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.0 %
 Khua 4,400 Khua E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kim Mun 6,900 Kim Mun E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
Kiorr 4,700 Kiorr Buddhism 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Kongsat 100 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kri 1,100 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kuan 3,800 Kuan E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kui Lung 4,800 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 0.4 %
 Kui, Kuay, Suei 53,000 Kuy Buddhism 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Lahu Aga 9,100 Lahu E Ethnic Religions 8.5 % 6.0 %
 Lahu Phu, White Lahu 3,700 Lahu E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 7.0 %
 Lahu Shi, Yellow Lahu 3,600 Lahu Shi E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 3.0 %
 Lamet, Khamet 25,000 Lamet E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.3 %
Lanten 6,500 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lao 3,013,000 Lao Buddhism 3.5 % 1.9 %
 Lao Phuan 144,000 Phuan Buddhism 1.0 % 0.7 %
 Laopang 13,000 Laopang E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 11.0 %
 Laoseng 11,000 Tareng E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Laven 32,000 Laven E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lawi 800 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mal, Khatin, T'in 36,000 Mal E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.1 %
 Maleng 600 Maleng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mangkong 4,300 So E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mlabri 600 Mlabri E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mon, Muong 400 Muong E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ngae 16,000 Ngeq E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.0 %
 Nguan 37,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Nguon 2,100 Nguon E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.1 %
 Nung, Highland Nung 1,400 Nung E Ethnic Religions 0.7 % 0.0 %
 Nyahon, Nyaheun 4,800 Nyaheun E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nyaw, Tai Nyo 17,000 Nyaw Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 O-Du 800 O'du E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Oy 14,000 Oy E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Pacoh 21,000 Pacoh E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pala 5,700 Akha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pana, Phana 500 Phana' E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Phu Thai 232,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Phunoi 55,000 Phunoi E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pong, Kniang 2,200 Phong-Kniang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pouhoy 300 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Poumong 1,300 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Poussang 2,700 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Prai, Phai 27,000 Prai E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
Rien 7,200 Rien Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Saek 4,600 Saek Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Samtao 4,400 Samtao Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sapuan 5,300 Sapuan E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sedang 600 Sedang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shan 1,100 Shan Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sila 2,700 Sila E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 So 146,000 So Buddhism 0.2 % 0.1 %
 So Tri 11,000 Bru, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
Sok 3,500 Sok E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sou 3,200 Sou E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ta'oih 47,000 Ta'oih, Upper E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.4 %
 Tahang 400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Daeng, Red Tai 42,000 Tai Daeng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Dam, Black Tai 77,000 Tai Dam E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Tai Doi 800 Tai Loi Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Gapong 1,500 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai He 11,000 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Kaleun 9,300 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Kao 298,000 Tai Don E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Khang, Kang 73,000 Kang E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Tai Khun 800 Khun Buddhism 2.3 % 1.9 %
 Tai Laan 600 Language Unknown Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tai Long 5,900 Tai Long E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Lue 153,000 Lu Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Tai Mao 54,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Men 11,000 Tai Mene E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Tai Pao 5,100 Tai Pao Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Peung 1,400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tai Sam 1,100 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Taket 600 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Talieng 36,000 Talieng E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Tamoy 700 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Taoih, Lower 22,000 Ta'oih, Lower E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.0 %
Tay Khang 200 Tay Khang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tay Pong 3,000 Hung E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tayten 400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tchaho 400 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thae 4,000 The E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thai, Central 140,000 Thai Buddhism 0.6 % 0.3 %
 Thai, Northern, Tai Wang 37,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tong 14,000 Ong E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.4 %
 Vietnamese 119,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Xinh Mun, Puoc 11,000 Puoc E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yoy 1,500 Yoy E Ethnic Religions 2.5 % 0.5 %
  Totals:  149 6,972,000 136     3.1 % 1.9 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
56.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.9 %)
3.1 %
Ethnic Religions
36.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
3.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
9.7 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
68.3 %
Roman Catholic
20.8 %
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.

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