Akha, Eupa in Laos

Joshua Project has identified the Akha, Eupa only in Laos






Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Akha, Eupa
People Name in Country Akha, Eupa
Population in Laos 0
World Population Unknown
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Hani
People Name General Akha, Eupa
Ethnic Code MSY50i
People ID 19333
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 Luang Namtha, Phongsali provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown

For Main Lanugage: Akha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1939-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1968-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (2001)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Akha Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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