Akha, Eupa in Laos

Joshua Project has identified the Akha, Eupa only in Laos

Population

780

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Eupa Akha tribe migrated into Laos from southern China some time during the 19th century. "Although the Akha have no written history, a rich heritage of legends, proverbs, and rituals gives them a sense of who they are and what being an Akha means." The Akha tribes in Laos prefer to remain separate from the Lao people and other ethnic groups, and are not often seen in urban centers. Results from the 1995 census found only 3.8% of Akha adults could read Lao, and 94.3% of Akha adults had never attended any level of school.

Ministry Obstacles

A potential obstacle to the Gospel is that it may come to the Akha people only in written form. This is not of much value if the people are unable to read it.


Outreach Ideas

Workers trained in telling stories from scripture are needed for the Ahka tribes. Also, audio recordings of stories and scripture will be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although there are presently no known followers of Jesus among the Eupa Akha, pray for those the Lord will soon draw to himself. Pray for workers who can speak their language to be sent to teach them the scriptures.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for rising literacy rates among the highly illiterate Akha tribes, and for the availability of good schools for the children.

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Country Laos
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Luang Namtha, Phongsali provinces
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People Name General Akha, Eupa
People Name in Country Akha, Eupa
ROP3 Code 115241
Joshua Project People ID 19333
Indigenous Yes
Population in Laos 780
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Akha 780
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Hani
People Name General Akha, Eupa
Ethnic Code MSY50i
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
100.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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