Tai He in Laos

The Tai He have only been reported in Laos
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Introduction / History

Despite the fact the Tai He view themselves as a distinct people group, they have never appeared before in most mission or ethno-linguistic lists from Laos. Laurent Chazee, the French ethnographer, listed them as one of his 119 ethnic groups in Laos.

Tai He people live in Borikhamxai Province in central Laos. They are concentrated in the Viangthong and Khamkeut districts, while smaller numbers of Tai He inhabit the Pakkading and Pakxan districts. They only live in Laos.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know very little about the daily lives of the Tai He people of Laos.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tai He practice a mixture of Buddhism and animism. Since 1975, communist authorities have slowly attempted to control Buddhist monks. Some Buddhist spokesmen have been favored because of their support for the government.


What Are Their Needs?

There are no churches or very few Christians among the Tai He. They need the chance to find the only Savior of mankind.


Prayer Points

Pray they will look to Christ rather than following after Buddhism and worshiping spirits.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Tai He to the gospel.

Pray the Tai He would soon receive an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and decide if they will follow him.


Scripture Prayers for the Tai He in Laos.


References

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tai He
People Name in Country Tai He
Population this Country 4,200
Population all Countries 4,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tai E
People ID 15189
ROP3 Code 109712
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country They live in Borikhamxai Province in central Laos. They are concentrated in the Viangthong and Khamkeut districts, while smaller numbers inhabit the Pakkading and Pakxan districts.   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country They live in Borikhamxai Province in central Laos. They are concentrated in the Viangthong and Khamkeut districts, while smaller numbers inhabit the Pakkading and Pakxan districts..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004

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Primary Language Language unknown (4,200 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Language unknown (4,200 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: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
59.95 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
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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