Lao in France



Population

18,900

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

There are more Laotians in France than in any other country except Laos itself. There were people from Laos living in France before the Laotian civil war which was from 1953 to 1975.

Laos used to be a French colony and there were Laotian people living in France early last century. Laotian workers came to France at this time and Laotian students came to study as well. When the Vietnamese began to rule Laos after the Vietnam War, many more Laotians came to live in France. It was the better off people who tended to come to France. Laotians in France get on better here as more is known about their background. They are well educated and have a good work status. The Laotians in France have community centers and there are Laotian restaurants there too.


Where are they Located?

Most Laotians live in Paris while some live in other French cities such as Marseille. The older generation among them like to speak in Lao but the newer generations tend to speak French.


What are Their Beliefs?

There are Buddhist temples in France that the Laotians attend. Their main religion is Theravada Buddhism. They have their own traditional holidays.


Prayer Points

* The Laotian government once called Christianity public enemy number one. Pray that Laotians are not put off by this and that they are attracted to Jesus Christ and come to Him.
* Pray that Christian materials get to them and bring them to Salvation too.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/laotians in france


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-04-22
People Name General Lao
People Name in Country Lao
Population in France 19,000
World Population 3,519,000
Countries 11
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached 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 (19,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lao 19,000
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
57.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
33.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
7.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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