Akha in Thailand





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People Name General Akha (Ah-kar)
People Name in Country Akha
Population in Thailand 57,000
World Population 514,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ada, Ahka, Aini, Aka, Ak'a, Ekaw, Guoke, Hà Nhì, Ikaw, Ikho, Ikor, Jeu-g'oe, Kaw, Khako, Ko, Ko Phen, Lou Ma, Yani
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Hani
People Name General Akha (Ah-kar)
Ethnic Code MSY50i
People ID 10223
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Maehongson provinces. 250 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Akha (57,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Akha 57,000
For Primary Language: Akha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1939-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1968-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (2001)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Akha Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
5.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
45.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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