Lao in Australia


Population
11,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Very few Laotians lived in Australia before 1976. Then with the new communist government in Laos and the poor economy, many Laotians decided to leave for other countries.

In the early 1980's, many Laotians had come to the state of Victoria and many more came in the 1990's. Most were from Lao (which is in the lowlands of Laos) as well as the Hmong. The Laotians here have remained more or less the same in numbers since then.

There are not many professional workers among them. Most of those that are work in business and in finance. Regards the other Laotians they work in industry and retail. Many of the Lao live in Melbourne.

The Laotians in Australia have organizations that support them. They are mainly Buddhists by religion and there are several Buddhist temples in Melbourne.

Lao people do not like emotions to be shown too much. They do not like to be touched on the head or have a foot pointed at them. The leader of the family must be spoken to first and it is not considered nice if visitors leave too soon. They look to family members first in health matters and they use herbal medicines.

The largest number of Laotians in Australia live in the state of New South Wales. There are Buddhist temples in a few places as well as in Melbourne, such as in Sydney. The Laotians in Australia as well as speaking in Lao can speak in English.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Australian and Laotian Christians will give the Laotians in Australia the gospel message.
* Pray that there will be freedom for the gospel in Laos.


References

museumvictoria.com.au/origins/history.aspx?pid=35
miceastmelb.com.au


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lao
People Name in Country Lao
Population in Australia 11,000
World Population 3,659,300
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Eastern Thai, Lào, Lao Boc, Lao Noi, Lao Wiang, Lao-Lu, Lao-Noi, Laotian Tai, Laotian Thai, Lum Lao, Phou Lao, Rong Kong, Tai Lao, Ts'un Lao
People ID 12989
ROP3 Code 105643

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Lao (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lao   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lao (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lao   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lao

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1967)
New Testament Yes   (1926-1973)
Complete Bible Yes   (1932)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lao
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
87.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.90 %)
3.50 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
6.00 %
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: Anonymous  
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