Thai, Northern in Laos


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Introduction

The large Northern Thai community dominates north and northwest Thailand, being centered around the city of Chiang Mai. They have followed Buddhism for 1,000 years. Like other Theravada Buddhists, they today mix their beliefs with numerous animistic rituals. Protestant missionaries have worked in northern Thailand for about 150 years, but response from the Northern Thai has been painstakingly slow.


Ministry Obstacles

The belief system of the Thai people doesn't emphasize the reality of sin, and the need for forgiveness. They may not know they need a Savior.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained prayer is needed to cause the Thai to become aware of their spiritual need. May the Lord open the eyes of the Thai.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some followers of Christ among the Northern Thai. Pray they will not mix Buddhist or animistic beliefs with the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for strong commitment to Christ, and for holy living.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for Thai families to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about this man, Jesus. Pray the Thai will increasingly desire a solution for their sin problem. Pray they will desire a Savior, someone who can provide forgiveness for sin and power to live this life victoriously.


Scripture Prayers for the Thai, Northern in Laos.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thai, Northern
People Name in Country Thai, Northern
Pronunciation TIE
World Population 7,379,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kammuang; Khon Mang; Khon Muang; Khon Myang; La Nya; Lan Na; Lanna; Lantai; Lao Yuan; Payap; Tai Nya; Tai Nyuan; Tai Wang; Tai Yuan; Western Laotian
People ID 12666
ROP3 Code 104960
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxai, and Xaignabouri provinces.   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxai, and Xaignabouri provinces..   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999

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Primary Language Thai, Northern (37,000 speakers)
Language Code nod   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Thai, Northern (37,000 speakers)
Language Code nod   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Thai, Northern

Primary Language:  Thai, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1867-2012)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1914-2017)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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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 Jesus Film: view in Thai, Northern
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video The Debt
Film / Video When the Storm Comes
Film / Video When the Storm Comes
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Northern Thai
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
95.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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
Photo Source Teducation  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more