Tai Long in Laos

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

The Tai Long people observe many of the same customs as the other Tai groups in Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos. There are slight dialect differences due to living in different locales. They are a small subgroup of the Tai peoples.


Where Are they Located?

The Tai Long people live only in northern Laos.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like other tribal peoples in Laos, the Tai Long do not have access to things that people in cities take for granted like reliable electricity and clean water. They spend much of their time trying to make sure they have enough food.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like other Tai groups, the Tai Long claim adherence to Buddhism and mix that with spirit worship and shamanism. They might call upon a shaman to bless a new house and keep the occupants safe from wicked spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

Believers who want to be a blessing to the physical needs of the Tai Long people could help them with modern amenities.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tai Long in Laos.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Tai Long people of Laos through Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Tai Long families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Tai Long people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Tai Long people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/06/07


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-06-07
People Name General Tai Long
People Name in Country Tai Long
World Population 2,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chinese Shan; Dai Le; Dai Loe; Dai Mo; Dehong; Dehong Dai; Kang; Kong; Mao; Mao Tai; Maw; Tai Dehong; Tai Le; Tai Loe; Tai Mo; Tai Nuea
People ID 18690
ROP3 Code 114319
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Louangphabang Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Louangphabang Province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Tai Long (2,100 speakers)
Language Code thi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tai Long (2,100 speakers)
Language Code thi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tai Long

Primary Language:  Tai Long

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
30.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
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
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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