Khuen in United States


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Introduction / History

The Khuen ethnic group live in the Nale, Sing and Viangphoukha districts of Luang Namtha Province in northwest Laos. A few Khuen spill across the border into the western part of Oudomxai Province. Some live in Jinghong County in China's southern Yunnan Province. A small number have come to the United States, mostly in the 1970s and 80s.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Refugee Khuen families live in Richmond, CA and Seattle, WA. They have learned to adapt to American culture, but they enjoy special cultural events with other peoples from Laos or China. Buddhism offers a “cultural” event on a regular basis. Those who wish to stay connected with their culture often gravitate towards Buddhist temples. The younger generation has become more secular, pragmatic and materialistic.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khuen were converted to Theravada Buddhism under influence of the Lu people about 400 years ago. Buddhism has deep roots in the Khuen culture. Others are secular and Americanized. Few have embraced Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

It would be easy for American Christians to reach the Khuen people in their midst. Who will take the savior of the nations to these Buddhists?


Prayer Points

Pray for the Khuen people to have the spiritual discernment to look to the cross.
In prayer, bind the spiritual strongholds that keep the Khuen people from finding the Lord of lords.
Ask God to strengthen the few Khuen who profess to follow Christ in the United States.


Scripture Prayers for the Khuen in United States.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kuan, Khuen
People Name in Country Khuen
Pronunciation Khoo-ahn
Alternate Names Khouen; Khween; Kuan; Kuanhua; Kween
Population this Country 2,900
Population all Countries 18,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19157
ROP3 Code 115229
ROP25 Code 303995
ROP25 Name Khuen
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Richmond, California and Seattle, Washington   Source:  Peoples of Laos, Paul Hattaway, author
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Richmond, California and Seattle, Washington.   Source:  Peoples of Laos, Paul Hattaway, author

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
80.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Khuen (2,900 speakers)
Language Code khf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khuen (2,900 speakers)
Language Code khf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khuen

Primary Language:  Khuen

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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