Thai, Central in Italy


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Introduction / History

The Central Tai, or Siamese, live on the country's rich central plain. The Central Thai, who represent more than a third of Thailand's population, call themselves the Khon Thai, meaning "the free people". Freedom has always been highly valued by the Thai peoples.

Centuries ago the Thai lived north of Yangtzekiang in China. Relentless pressure by the Chinese gradually forced them southward. They conquered many peoples and cultures as they sought a new homeland, and by the 10th century they had settled in Central Thailand.

A bloodless revolution in 1932, led by Westernized intellectuals, instituted a democratic constitutional monarchy. However, the country has suffered numerous governmental upheavals since then. Today, Buddhism is the central and unifying force in Tai society and even maintains social control. The Central Thai speak Thai, the official language of the country.


Where Are they Located?

Most Central Thai people live in Thailand, but there is a diaspora in other parts of the world, including Italy.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thai people in Italy tend to be well educated. They are unusually polite, respectful, and hospitable. Their children are brought up to respect those of a higher rank. Age is highly respected by the Central Tai people. Type of occupation, wealth, and place and type of residence follow age in terms of respect and rank.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Theravada Buddhism was introduced in Thailand in 329 B.C. Almost all of the Thai are devout followers of Gautama Buddha and seek to eliminate suffering and improve their future by gaining merit in pursuit of perfect peace, or nirvana. Buddhism is a key part of their identity as a people.


What Are Their Needs?

Though the Central Thai people in Italy are fairly prosperous, they have great spiritual needs. The Central Thai people do not understand that Jesus Christ is far higher than any other, and that He offers them far more than they can imagine.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Thai, Central in Italy.

* Ask God to raise prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Ask God to send believers to work among the Central Thai people in Italy.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Central Thai towards believers so that they will be receptive to the gospel.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Central Thai people in Europe that will spread far and wide.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11277/IT
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11277/TH
http://www.expatsblog.com/contests/22/from-thailand-to-italy
http://www.expatsblog.com/articles/1285/thai-expat-in-italy-expat-interview-mee
http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/230879/back-home-in-italy-thinking-of-thailand


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Thai, Central
People Name in Country Thai, Central
World Population 20,637,000
Total Countries 26
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Thai (5,300 speakers)
Language Code tha   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Thai (5,300 speakers)
Language Code tha   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Thai

Primary Language:  Thai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1834-1967)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1843-1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1883-2011)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
97.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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