Lua in Thailand

The Lua have only been reported in Thailand
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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 a different people group than the Lawa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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. A lack of reliable rain in their homeland has led to disappointing crop yields. They have health problems. About one-fifth of them can read and write so the gospel will need to be presented in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Lua are animists and Buddhists. They also hold to shamanistic practices. Many of the Lua have been turning to Christianity recently, and one can barely consider them an unreached people group.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lua people need better farming methods such as irrigation. They need medical clinics to help with their health needs. Ideally, the Lua people would have good schools where they learn the Thai language so they can fully participate in Thailand’s economy.


Prayer Points

Pray that they have good health and come away from poverty.

Pray for the Lord to show himself powerful and loving by providing them with an abundant crop this year.

Pray that the Lua Christians lead others among them to Jesus Christ, leading to a transforming movement to Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Lua in Thailand.


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:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lua
People Name in Country Lua
Population this Country 7,200
Population all Countries 7,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names East Pua Pray
People ID 13128
ROP3 Code 105893
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
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 Asia, Southeast
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 (7,200 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Language unknown (7,200 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown

Primary Language:  Language unknown

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

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 Sehz-Karen Sall - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more