Lao in Australia



Population

10,600

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Very few Laotians lived in Australia before 1976. Then with the new communist government in Laos and the poor economy, many Laotians decided to leave for other countries.

In the early 1980's, many Laotians had come to the state of Victoria and many more came in the 1990's. Most were from Lao (which is in the lowlands of Laos) as well as the Hmong. The Laotians here have remained more or less the same in numbers since then.

There are not many professional workers among them. Most of those that are work in business and in finance. Regards the other Laotians they work in industry and retail. Many of the Lao live in Melbourne.

The Laotians in Australia have organizations that support them. They are mainly Buddhists by religion and there are several Buddhist temples in Melbourne.

Lao people do not like emotions to be shown too much. They do not like to be touched on the head or have a foot pointed at them. The leader of the family must be spoken to first and it is not considered nice if visitors leave too soon. They look to family members first in health matters and they use herbal medicines.

The largest number of Laotians in Australia live in the state of New South Wales. There are Buddhist temples in a few places as well as in Melbourne, such as in Sydney. The Laotians in Australia as well as speaking in Lao can speak in English.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Australian and Laotian Christians will give the Laotians in Australia the gospel message.
* Pray that there will be freedom for the gospel in Laos.

References

museumvictoria.com.au/origins/history.aspx?pid=35
miceastmelb.com.au


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lao
People Name in Country Lao
Population in Australia 11,000
World Population 3,519,000
Countries 11
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eastern Thai, Lào, Lao Boc, Lao Noi, Lao Wiang, Lao-Lu, Lao-Noi, Laotian Tai, Laotian Thai, Lum Lao, Phou Lao, Rong Kong, Tai Lao, Ts'un Lao
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Lao
People Name General Lao
Ethnic Code MSY49b
People ID 12989

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lao (11,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lao 11,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1967)
New Testament Yes   (1926-1973)
Complete Bible Yes   (1932)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lao
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
87.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.90 %)
3.50 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
6.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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