Laha in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Laha only in Vietnam

Population

6,630

Christian

0.50%

Evangelical

0.08%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The La Ha house is built on stilts with two entrances and ladders at both ends. Many villages cultivate rice in submerged fields and build embankments to protect the soil from erosion. The La Ha grow cotton but do not weave. They believe there are many supernatural forces including spirits of the forest, the water, the mist, and the house. Old customs require that a dead person be buried with their money. In each family, only the soul of the father, which will turn into the spirit of the house after his death, is worshipped. Every year, when the ban flowers blossom, a celebration is held by every family to honour their parents.

Ministry Obstacles

Christian work in Vietnam is restricted, especially in rural areas, and Christian resources appropriate for these people are few in number.


Outreach Ideas

Workers can contact the few Christians among the Laha, offering instruction in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Being a disciple includes sharing what people know with family and friends, others in the Laha people group.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the very few followers of Jesus among the Laha people, that they will fellowship together, and be instructed by the Spirit of the Lord. Pray they will be given a heart to share their belief in Christ with family and friends.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Laha people will be able to adequately provide for their families, with sufficient food, housing, and medical care.

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Country Vietnam
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Son La, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai provinces.
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People Name General Laha
People Name in Country Laha
ROP3 Code 105568
Joshua Project People ID 12945
Indigenous Yes
Population in Vietnam 6,630
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Khla Don, Khla Liik, Khla Phlao, Kla Dong, La Ha, Laha Ung, Xa Cah, Xa Chien, Xa Khao, Xa Lay, Xa Lga,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Laha 6,630
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Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kadai
People Name General Laha
Ethnic Code MSY49z
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.50%    ( Evangelical  0.08% )
Ethnic Religions
99.50%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
75.00%
Photo Source: Asia Harvest Copyrighted ©: Yes Used with permission
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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