Lao in United States

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Introduction / History

Many of the Laotians came to America from Laos as refugees after the Vietnam War and after Laos became a communist country about thirty to forty years ago.

A large number of Laotian Americans live in California. Many live in the San Francisco Bay region, in Fort Worth and in the Sacramento and Seattle regions.

Laotian Americans tend to live below the poverty level. Many leave high school. They speak Lao and English.

The Laotian Americans have many Buddhist temples in the USA. There is an online magazine that gives stories of Laotian Americans. Some of them have achieved success at badminton.

Prayer Points

* Pray that in America that some who are Christians will help lead the Laotians to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that many will improve their economic situations.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-17
People Name General Lao
People Name in Country Lao
Population in United States 207,000
World Population 3,516,400
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per
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 (207,000 speakers)
Language Code lao   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lao
Primary Language Lao (207,000 speakers)
Language Code lao   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lao

Primary Language:  Lao

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1906-1967)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1926-1973)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1932)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lao
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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 *
60.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
33.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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