Laven, Boloven in United States


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Introduction

The Boloven, or Laven, originate in a fertile plateau area in southwestern Laos. The ancestors of the Boloven were part of the great Khmer empire that flourished from the ninth century to the thirteenth century. The influence of Buddhism is clearly seen in Boloven society, but it serves more as a veneer to their traditional ethnic religions, such as ancestor worship and animism. The Boloven believe that ancestral spirits remain actively involved in their lives and should be cared for and fed. They are also strongly influenced by the belief that objects of nature, such as rivers, forests, mountains, and trees are inhabited by spirits who can directly influence the courses of their lives.


Ministry Obstacles

Scripture is not available in the Laven language, and there are no reports of outreach directed toward the Boloven people in the USA.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel recordings are available in the Laven language. Perhaps someone in a church near the Boloven people in the United States will offer a recording to someone in this people group.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Boloven people, in either Laos or the United States.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Boloven people will be able to learn the English language and be able to integrate into American society. Pray for employment opportunities.


Scripture Prayers for the Laven, Boloven in United States.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Laven
People Name in Country Laven, Boloven
World Population 93,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Boloven, Brao, Lave, Laveh, La-Ven, Lawa, Lawae, Laweenjru, Love, Loven
People ID 13013
ROP3 Code 105682
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Laven
Language Code lbo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Lave
Primary Language Laven
Language Code lbo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Lave
People Groups Speaking Laven

Primary Language:  Laven

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
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
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more