Thae in Laos

Joshua Project has identified the Thae only in Laos
Population
10,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Thae (or The) ethnic group inhabits the Sanxai District of Attapu Province in southern Laos. Sanxai District is one of the most sparsely populated areas of Laos, with a total population of only 12,329 in 2,273 families according to the 1995 census. In southern Laos, people from different ethnic groups are so mixed together that some people do not even know what tribe or people group they belong to. Their original languages have also blended together to a large degree.


Ministry Obstacles

This tribe lives in a remote portion of Laos, and is so small in number it may be difficult to find them. They likely have no knowledge of Christianity.


Outreach Ideas

No Christian resources are known to be available in the language of this tribe. Pray for those trained in storying from scripture to be able to contact this group and somehow communicate the Gospel of Christ to them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are quite likely no followers of Christ in this group today. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself, that they will learn to be filled with God's Spirit according to Ephesians 5:18-20.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this small tribe will be able to care adequately for their families, and will be able to provide a good education for their children.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thae
People Name in Country Thae
Population in Laos 10,000
World Population 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 16150
ROP3 Code 111250
Country Laos
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 24  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Attapu province, Sanxai district.   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Country Laos
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 24  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Attapu province, Sanxai district..   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Primary Language Oy (10,000 speakers)
Language Code oyb   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Oy
Primary Language Oy (10,000 speakers)
Language Code oyb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Oy

Primary Language:  Oy

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Photo Source Asia Harvest   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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