Lahu Shi in Thailand


Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

More than 3,000 Yellow Lahu inhabit at least 16 villages of northern Laos. They are dispersed in the Long, Viangphouka and Luang Namtha districts of Luang Namtha Province, and the Meung and Tonpheung districts of Bokeo Province.

In addition, there are many Yellow Lahu in China and about 30,000 Kucong in China who are related distantly to the Yellow Lahu. Also 10,000 Yellow Lahu in northern Myanmar, others in Thailand, Vietnam, and Visalia, California.

The Yellow Lahu language is very different from standard Black Lahu, or Lahu Na, and also is distinct from Lahu Aga.

Between the 14th and 19th centuries the Lahu in China had strong leadership in their wars of resistance against Han and Tai rulers. Not until an irretrievable defeat in 1799 did they begin to collapse. This defeat caused the Lahu to flee into the mountains and they fragmented as a people from that point on. The Lahu Na claim to be "pure Lahu" and express contempt for the Yellow Lahu for having surrendered to the Qing army in the combat of the last century.

The Yellow Lahu along with Lahu Aga and White Lahu are some of the more primitive groups in Laos. They survive by hunting, and foraging for food in the forests.

There are a small number of believers among the Yellow Lahu in Laos.


Prayer Points

* Pray God would reveal Himself as a loving Father to the downtrodden and depressed Yellow Lahu.
* Ask God to send Lahu Christians to plant healthy churches among the Yellow Lahu not dependent upon salaries from abroad.
* Pray the Yellow Lahu of Laos would soon worship the Living God in great numbers.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people


Profile Source:   Mekong Ministries 

People Name General Lahu Shi
People Name in Country Lahu Shi
Population in Thailand 15,000
World Population 157,800
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kahu Xi, Khutsho, Kucong, Kui, Kui Song, Kur, Kutsung, Kwi, La Hủ, La Hu Si, Lahu Shi Bakeo, Lahu Xi, Laju Adaw-aga, Mousseur Luang, Musseh Kwi, Ne Thu, Shi, Yellow Lahu
People ID 16018
ROP3 Code 111024
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chiang Rai, Lampang, and Chiang Mai provinces; near Pua and Nan; separate enclaves in Tak and Phayao provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chiang Rai, Lampang, and Chiang Mai provinces; near Pua and Nan; separate enclaves in Tak and Phayao provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Lahu Shi (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lhi   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lahu Shi (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lhi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lahu Shi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009)
New Testament Yes   (2015)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
60.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.80 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Photo Source: Jacob Saesee  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Mekong Ministries 
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