Thai, Central in China, Hong Kong





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

In the 1970s, some Hong Kong men married women from Thailand living in a region of Hong Kong called Kowloon City. There was a large amount of women working in Thailand and they believed things would be better for them in Hong Kong. The number of Thais in Hong Kong has decreased more recently.

Most of the Thai workers in Hong Kong do domestic work but some Indonesians are taking their place as they are paid less. Some Thais in Hong Kong work as hairdressers and in banks while others have businesses such as restaurants.

Most Thais in Hong Kong are Buddhists and they have four temples here. They have festivals to celebrate their New Year from the thirteenth to the fifteenth of April. They splash water on each other which they believe gets rid of bad luck and makes things go well for them.

The Thai Regional Alliance helps Thai domestic workers. It helps to promote good relations in Hong Kong. It also helps the Thais there to get better work opportunities. This organization works with NGOs also.

The main language of the Thais in Hong Kong is Thai but Cantonese and English are used also.

Prayer Points

* Pray that instead of believing in bad and good luck the Thais in Hong Kong will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Hong Kong Christians will help lead them to Salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thai, Central
People Name in Country Thai, Central
Population in China, Hong Kong 11,000
World Population 19,957,000
Countries 24
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bangkok Thai, Central Tai, Khon Tai, Lao Song, Siamese, Siamese Thai, Tai Noi, Thai Khom, Thai Klang, Thai Song
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Thai
People Name General Thai, Central
Ethnic Code MSY49d
People ID 11277

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Thai (11,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Thai 11,000
For Primary Language: Thai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1834-1967)
New Testament Yes   (1843-1977)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-2011)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica Thai Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Thai Standard Version Revision Text / Printed Matter
Bible: พระคัมภีร์ภาษาไทยฉบับ KJV Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Central Thai Language Film Film / Video
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Thai Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada

Major Religion Percent
98.60 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
1.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
4.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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