Thae in Laos

Joshua Project has identified the Thae only in Laos






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Thae (or The) ethnic group inhabits the Sanxai District of Attapu Province in southern Laos. Sanxai District is one of the most sparsely populated areas of Laos, with a total population of only 12,329 in 2,273 families according to the 1995 census. In southern Laos, people from different ethnic groups are so mixed together that some people do not even know what tribe or people group they belong to. Their original languages have also blended together to a large degree.

Ministry Obstacles

This tribe lives in a remote portion of Laos, and is so small in number it may be difficult to find them. They likely have no knowledge of Christianity.

Outreach Ideas

No Christian resources are known to be available in the language of this tribe. Pray for those trained in storying from scripture to be able to contact this group and somehow communicate the Gospel of Christ to them.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are quite likely no followers of Christ in this group today. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself, that they will learn to be filled with God's Spirit according to Ephesians 5:18-20.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this small tribe will be able to care adequately for their families, and will be able to provide a good education for their children.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thae
People Name in Country Thae
Population in Laos 4,100
World Population 4,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Mon-Khmer
People Name General Thae
Ethnic Code AUG03z
People ID 16150
Country Laos
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Attapu province, Sanxai district..   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Oy (4,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oy 4,100
For Primary Language: Oy

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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