Oy in Laos

Joshua Project has identified the Oy only in Laos
Population
13,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Some of the Oy live in 21 villages on the fertile Boloven Plateau region of southern Laos and others live at the foot of the plateau. Many of the Mon Khmer groups in the south are grouped together so that the Oy live intermingled with Brau and Ngae peoples. In some ways the Oy are adopting the culture of their neighbors they still cling to ancestor worship rather than accepting Buddhism. Except for the more isolated communities, they do not practice animistic ceremonies except in times of crisis. Then the rituals resume.

There are more than 200 believers today meeting in several churches. The Laos government has persecuted the believers greatly including imprisonment for their pastors.

The Oy say they originated in China and have lived in their present location for 150 years. Their principle farm crop is rice.
The Overseas Christian Fellowship were the first mission to minister to the Oy. Part of their work was a leprosy clinic for 700 lepers in the area. The first believer was a Shaman. After converting to Christ he was murdered by his own people. They gouged out his eyes and dumped his body in the forest.


References

information taken from Asia Harvest profile, by permission


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Oy
People Name in Country Oy
Population in Laos 13,000
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Huei, Inn Tea, Inthi, Oi, Riyao
People ID 14238
ROP3 Code 107716
Country Laos
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Attapu and Champasak provinces. 21 villages. Samakkhixai, Sanamxai, and Pakxong districts.   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Country Laos
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Attapu and Champasak provinces. 21 villages. Samakkhixai, Sanamxai, and Pakxong districts..   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Primary Language: Oy   People group listing
Language Code: oyb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Oy   People group listing
Language Code: oyb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Oy

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
65.0 %
Roman Catholic
35.0 %
Photo Source: Peoples of Laos, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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