Tamoy in Laos

The Tamoy have only been reported in Laos
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Introduction / History

The Tamoy speak a Mon-Khmer language. Although it has yet to be studied at depth, it may be related to Khmu and Lamet.

A small number of ethnic Tamoy people live in a few villages within the Viangphoukha District in Laos’ Luang Namtha Province. Most sources have never listed the Tamoy people in Laos, even though they are known as a distinct ethnicity by themselves and their neighbors.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are very few Tamoy people in Laos today.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tamoy, along with almost every other Mon-Khmer group in Laos, are animists. Theravada Buddhism has also influenced them, although you won’t find temples or Buddhist altars in Tamoy villages.

The Tamoy are an unreached people group with no known Christians. Although Protestant missionaries first encountered Mon-Khmer groups in this part of Laos in the 1890s, there is no record of the Tamoy ever having been specifically focused on with the gospel. This is tragic for the Tamoy, as history shows how Mon-Khmer groups often prove highly receptive to Christianity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tamoy people need to hear and embrace that Jesus Christ has power over the entire spirit world, and he wants what is best for us.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tamoy in Laos.

Pray for loving workers from nearby tribes to go to the Tamoy people.

Pray the Tamoy would put their trust in Christ and be liberated from the fear of spirit worship.

Pray the Holy Spirit would prompt the Tamoy to search for the truth.

Ask the Lord to make the Tamoy known for their Christlikeness and dedication to God.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tamoy
People Name in Country Tamoy
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 15236
ROP3 Code 109793
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 Luang Namtha province, Viangphoukha district.   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
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 Luang Namtha province, Viangphoukha district..   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999

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Primary Language Khmu (700 speakers)
Language Code kjg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khmu (700 speakers)
Language Code kjg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khmu

Primary Language:  Khmu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1918-2016)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Khmu
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
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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