Lua in Thailand

The Lua have only been reported in Thailand
Population
6,900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lua have lived in Chiang Mai in Thailand longer than other tribes. They speak a language related to Mon Khmer. They are supposed to be a different people group from the Lawa.

The Lua are animists, Buddhists and some follow Shamanism. After the Vietnam War many of the Lua left Laos to live in Thailand and became refugees.

Many of the Lua work in agriculture and live in villages. They eat dry mountain rice. They have a low standard of living and are very poor. There has been little rain where they are and this has caused problems for their crop growing. They have health problems. About one-fifth of them can read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Many of the Lua have been turning to Christianity recently.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lua Christians lead others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they have good health, come away from poverty and have sufficient rain.


References

http://sawadee.com/thailand/hilltribes/other.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_people
http://www.lcamission.org.au/2010/04/22/who-are-the-lua-people/


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lua
People Name in Country Lua
Population in Thailand 6,900
World Population 6,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names East Pua Pray
People ID 13128
ROP3 Code 105893
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Nan province: Bo Kluea district, Laos-Thailand border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Nan province: Bo Kluea district, Laos-Thailand border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Language unknown (6,900 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown
Primary Language Language unknown (6,900 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown

Primary Language:  Language unknown

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Unknown
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.67 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
96.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source International Mission Board-SBC - Tom Bohnert  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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