Laha in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Laha only in Vietnam
Population
9,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The La Ha house is built on stilts with two entrances and ladders at both ends. Many villages cultivate rice in submerged fields and build embankments to protect the soil from erosion. The La Ha grow cotton but do not weave. They believe there are many supernatural forces including spirits of the forest, the water, the mist, and the house. Old customs require that a dead person be buried with their money. In each family, only the soul of the father, which will turn into the spirit of the house after his death, is worshipped. Every year, when the ban flowers blossom, a celebration is held by every family to honour their parents.


Ministry Obstacles

Christian work in Vietnam is restricted, especially in rural areas, and Christian resources appropriate for these people are few in number.


Outreach Ideas

Workers can contact the few Christians among the Laha, offering instruction in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Being a disciple includes sharing what people know with family and friends, others in the Laha people group.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the very few followers of Jesus among the Laha people, that they will fellowship together, and be instructed by the Spirit of the Lord. Pray they will be given a heart to share their belief in Christ with family and friends.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Laha people will be able to adequately provide for their families, with sufficient food, housing, and medical care.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-06-16
People Name General Laha
People Name in Country Laha
Population in Vietnam 9,000
World Population 9,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Khla Don, Khla Liik, Khla Phlao, Kla Dong, La Ha, Laha Ung, Xa Cah, Xa Chien, Xa Khao, Xa Lay, Xa Lga
People ID 12945
ROP3 Code 105568
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau and Son La provinces: along Red and Black rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau and Son La provinces: along Red and Black rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Laha (9,000 speakers)
Language Code lha   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Laha
Primary Language Laha (9,000 speakers)
Language Code lha   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Laha

Primary Language:  Laha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
99.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
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Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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