Sila in Vietnam


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sila are a Tibeto-Burman people who live in Vietnam. They migrated from south China and are part of the Lolo linguistic groups.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most farm and hunt for their food supply and they struggle with malnutrition and diseases such as malaria.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They practice an ethnic religion combined with animism and ancestor worship.


What Are Their Needs?

They encounter health issues that divert their focus toward getting better rather than eternal spiritual issues. Believers can aid in establishing medical clinics and training facilities where Sila people can learn to help others with health care needs. Christians can spread the gospel as they teach useful skills.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to send Christian medical workers to labor among the Sila and soften the people's hearts.
Ask God to strengthen, multiply and protect the small number of Sila Christians and for government leaders to be open to allowing foreign workers.
Ask the Lord to establish a Sila church that will multiply.
Pray the Sila people would soon turn away from worshiping the dead to worshiping the living Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Sila in Vietnam.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sila
People Name in Country Sila
Pronunciation see-LA
Alternate Names Asong; Cu De Xu; Kha Pe; Ko Sila; Lai Chau; Shila; Si La; Sida Kha Pe
Population this Country 900
Population all Countries 4,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14174
ROP3 Code 109001
ROP25 Code 307515
ROP25 Name Sila
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Dien Bien province: Muong Nhé district, Chung Chai commune; Lai Chau province: Muong Tè district, Kan Ho commune, Ban Xeo Hai village, on the Black river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Dien Bien province: Muong Nhé district, Chung Chai commune; Lai Chau province: Muong Tè district, Kan Ho commune, Ban Xeo Hai village, on the Black river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Sila in Vietnam Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.90 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Sila (900 speakers)
Language Code slt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sila (900 speakers)
Language Code slt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sila

Primary Language:  Sila

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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