Lahu in Vietnam


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Lahu speak in a Tibetan-Burmese language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lahu work in cultivation and recently have been doing wet rice cultivation. They also do bamboo and metal work. They also fish and hunt as a means of income. Rice is a regular food for them and they eat fish and meat. The Lahu use herbal medicines alongside rituals. They like to play the flute and drums.
Lahu women give birth at home with the help of female relatives. The baby is named when it is born. There are many details to be observed in a Lahu marriage. Usually, the bride lives with the family of her husband. With death, the family of the bereaved fire shots to tell others close to them what has happened, and they believe it gets rid of ghosts. Sons and daughters are in mourning for three years for their bereaved parents.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lahu worship ancestors but believe a deity is in control. They believe there are two places in heaven: one is a "dead house" where the person dies and that is the end. The other is a "sick house" where a worship ritual enables them to live longer. They go to fortune tellers to ask them about their situation.


What Are Their Needs?

Of the six countries where the Lahu people reside, they are least reached in Vietnam. Lahu and Vietnamese Christian believers must go to them.


Prayer Points

Pray that Christians will go to the Lahu and give them the gospel message.
Pray for them to have the spiritual hunger it takes to seek and find the King of kings.
Pray for Lahu disciples to make more disciples in Vietnam.


Scripture Prayers for the Lahu in Vietnam.


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People Name General Lahu
People Name in Country Lahu
Pronunciation LAH-hoo
Alternate Names Black Lahu; Kaixien; La Hu; La Hủ; Lahuna; Laku; Launa; Lohei; Luohei; Mooso; Muhso; Mussar; Musso; Mussuh; Mussur; Namen; Red Lahu; White Lahu
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 591,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12949
ROP3 Code 105576
ROP25 Code 304538
ROP25 Name Lahu
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Northwest border with Laos, Lai Chau province; Black Lahu north of Muong Te City near China border, at Ban Kiem Tra, Phu Nam Ma, Phu Nam Cau, and Phu Nam Ha; White Lahu in Muong Te, east of Nha Ca, 1 village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Northwest border with Laos, Lai Chau province; Black Lahu north of Muong Te City near China border, at Ban Kiem Tra, Phu Nam Ma, Phu Nam Cau, and Phu Nam Ha; White Lahu in Muong Te, east of Nha Ca, 1 village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Lahu in Vietnam Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
10.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lahu (12,000 speakers)
Language Code lhu   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nyi
Dialect Code 566   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lahu (12,000 speakers)
Language Code lhu   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nyi
Dialect Code 566   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lahu
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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