Aheu in Thailand


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Introduction / History

The Aheu were once considered three groups, now they are one. Of the three subgroups of Aheu, only the Thavung are located outside of Laos. Three Thavung villages are situated in Sakonnakhon Province of Thailand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thavung group gets much of their food through hunting and food gathering. There is probably some agriculture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Spirit worship is very prevalent among Thailand’s Aheu people. They use Buddhism more as a charm against evil than from a conviction of its truth. In exceptional places such as at Dan Sai the people apparently enjoyed Buddhism, but in many places the temples were vacant and in none were they in good repair.


What Are Their Needs?

The Aheu people, be they in Laos or Thailand, need to know the power and goodness of Jesus Christ, the only one who conquered the spirits that weaken their communities.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Aheu people to understand the vast difference between the spirits they worship and the sovereign, risen Lord.

Pray for the Lord to give the Aheu people an abundant harvest of food this year as a testimony of his power and goodness.

Pray the gospel would finally be taken to the Aheu people, who have lived for centuries without a witness.

Ask God to send long-term workers to reach the Aheu.

Pray all people in Thailand would soon have the opportunity to find forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Aheu Luang in Thailand.


References

Peoples of Laos, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Aheu Luang
People Name in Country Aheu Luang
Natural Name Aheu
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 2,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Aheu; Aho; Kha Tong; Letri Lgona; Letti; Phi Tong Luang; Phon Soung; Phon Sung; Phonsung; So; Thaveung; Thavung; Wetan; Yellow Leaf
People ID 13129
ROP3 Code 105894
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Most live in three villages within the Song Daw District of Sakon Nakhon Province in north-east Thailand. Across the border in Laos a few hundred live on the banks of the Theun River, east and south of Lak Sao in the Khamkeut District of Khammouan Province and in Borikhamxai Province.   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Most live in three villages within the Song Daw District of Sakon Nakhon Province in north-east Thailand. Across the border in Laos a few hundred live on the banks of the Theun River, east and south of Lak Sao in the Khamkeut District of Khammouan Province and in Borikhamxai Province..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Map of Aheu Luang in Thailand Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Aheu (1,600 speakers)
Language Code thm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Aheu (1,600 speakers)
Language Code thm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Aheu

Primary Language:  Aheu

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
90.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
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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Map Source People Group location: SIL / WLMS. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more