Thai, Central in Australia


Population
39,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Central Thais are a people group from Thailand and are a part of the people from Thailand living in Australia.

The first famous person from Thailand to come to Australia was Butra Mahintra who was sent by King Rama the sixth in the early 1920s to buy racehorses. Australian connections with royalty from Thailand further came about in 1927 when Prince Purachatra led a group of people to look at agriculture and infrastructure in Australia.

A few more people from Thailand came in the early 1950s when students from Thailand and other parts of Asia came to study in Australia. They were allowed to stay temporarily with exceptions, like those who married Australians. After that, most of the new people from Thailand were students also, as well as marriage partners of Australians and those doing military training through sponsorship.

In the 1980s the number of students from Thailand increased a lot because of Thailand becoming wealthier and also because of the prestige of studying abroad.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the newcomers from Thailand in 1996-97 immigrated under the Preferential Family category and this included marriage partners and children of people living in Australia. Many of them work in professional, clerical, sales and other jobs. Buddhism is the main religion with them. They have Wats which are temples and these are very important to the Thai people who use them spiritually and also culturally. Many live in Melbourne in the state of Victoria.

Most Thais live in Sydney. Besides Thai, they speak Australian English. Thai Town is a neighborhood in Sydney and also has restaurants and grocery stores. Many Thai festivals are celebrated there.


References

museumvictoria.com.au/origins/history.aspx?pid=63.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Australian


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-06-30
People Name General Thai, Central
People Name in Country Thai, Central
Population in Australia 39,000
World Population 20,204,700
Total Countries 25
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bangkok Thai, Central Tai, Khon Tai, Lao Song, Siamese, Siamese Thai, Tai Noi, Thai Khom, Thai Klang, Thai Song
People ID 11277
ROP3 Code 101940

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Thai (39,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tha   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Thai (39,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tha   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Thai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1834-1967)
New Testament Yes   (1843-1977)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-2011)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Come to Me (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video GodMan in Thai (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Thai
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Thai Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
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General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
95.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.80 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
4.20 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
1.0 %
Independent
31.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
32.0 %
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