Country: Laos

Number of People Groups

126

People Groups Unreached

96 (76.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

7,559,000

Population in Unreached

5,723,000 (75.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.78%

% Evangelical

2.54%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.8%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Tai Gapong 600 2,900 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai He 4,200 4,200 Language unknown Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
 Tai Kaleun 3,400 12,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 7.00 % 5.41 % -
 Tai Kao 108,000 476,000 Tai Don Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tai Khang 27,000 69,000 Kang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Khun 800 139,000 Khun Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Tai Laan 700 700 Language unknown Buddhism 2.00 % 1.74 % 1
Tai Long 2,200 2,200 Tai Long Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Lue 136,000 1,108,000 Lu Buddhism 0.10 % 0.10 % 3
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan 15,000 717,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Pao 1,900 12,000 Tai Pao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Peung 500 500 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tai Sam 400 400 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Taket 700 700 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Talieng 39,000 39,000 Talieng Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.12 % 1
 Tamoy 800 800 Khmu Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tay Khang 300 300 Tai Khang Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tayten 500 500 Lao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tchaho 400 400 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thae 11,000 11,000 Oy Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 150,000 24,237,000 Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.30 % 3
 Thai, Isan 9,300 19,112,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai, Northern 39,000 7,816,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tong 15,000 15,000 Ong Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 2.20 % -
 Vietnamese 128,000 86,819,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
  Totals:  126 7,559,000         96 3.78 % 2.54 % 180 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 75,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 7,634,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Attapu 163,000
Bokeo 208,000
Bolikhamxai 319,000
Champasak 808,000
Houaphan 336,000
Khammouan 456,000
Louang Namtha 205,000
Louangphrabang 503,000
Oudômxai 359,000
Phôngsali 207,000
Saravan 462,000
Savannakhét 1,129,000
Vientiane 488,000
Vientiane [prefecture] 956,000
Xaignabouri 444,000
Xaisômboun 99,000
Xékong 132,000
Xiangkhoang 285,000
Provinces:  18 7,559,000
UN Country Population 7,634,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aheu thm 1 0 Translation Needed
Akeu aeu 1 1 New Testament
Akha ahk 2 2 Complete Bible
Alak alk 1 1 Unspecified
Arem aem 1 1 Unspecified
Bit bgk 1 1 Unspecified
Bo bgl 1 0 Translation Started
Bouyei pcc 1 1 Bible Portions
Brao brb 1 1 Bible Portions
Bru, Eastern bru 2 2 Complete Bible
Bru, Western brv 1 0 New Testament
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1 New Testament
Chepya ycp 1 1 Unspecified
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Chut scb 3 2 Unspecified
Con cno 1 1 Translation Needed
Halang hal 1 1 Bible Portions
Halang Doan hld 1 0 Unspecified
Hani hni 1 1 Bible Portions
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Hung hnu 1 0 Unspecified
Ir irr 1 1 Translation Started
Iu Mien ium 1 0 Complete Bible
Jeh jeh 1 0 New Testament
Kaduo ktp 1 1 Translation Needed
Kang kyp 1 1 Translation Needed
Katang, Northern ncq 1 1 New Testament
Katang, Southern sct 1 1 Bible Portions
Katu, Western kuf 1 1 Unspecified
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 4 3 Bible Portions
Khua xhv 1 1 Translation Needed
Khuen khf 1 1 Translation Started
Khun kkh 1 1 Bible Portions
Kim Mun mji 1 0 Unspecified
Kiorr xko 1 1 Translation Needed
Kriang ngt 2 1 Unspecified
Kuan uan 1 1 Translation Started
Kuay kdt 1 1 Complete Bible
Lahu lhu 3 0 Complete Bible
Lahu Shi lhi 1 0 New Testament
Lao lao 2 2 Complete Bible
Laopang lbg 1 1 Translation Needed
Laos Sign Language lso 1 1 Unspecified
Laven lbo 1 1 Unspecified
Lavi lvi 1 0 Translation Started
Lu khb 1 1 New Testament
Mal mlf 1 1 New Testament
Maleng pkt 1 0 Translation Needed
Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster cqd 1 1 Complete Bible
Mlabri mra 1 1 Translation Needed
Nguon nuo 1 0 Translation Needed
Nisu, Southern nsd 1 1 Bible Portions
Nung nut 1 1 New Testament
Nyaheun nev 1 1 Unspecified
Nyaw nyw 1 1 Translation Needed
O'du tyh 1 1 Unspecified
Ong oog 1 0 Unspecified
Oy oyb 4 4 Unspecified
Pacoh pac 2 1 Unspecified
Phana' phq 1 1 Translation Needed
Phong-Kniang pnx 1 1 Translation Started
Phu Thai pht 2 2 Translation Started
Phuan phu 1 1 Translation Started
Phunoi pho 3 3 Unspecified
Prai prt 1 1 New Testament
Puoc puo 1 1 Translation Needed
Rmeet lbn 1 1 Bible Portions
Saek skb 1 1 Translation Needed
Samtao stu 1 1 Unspecified
Sapuan spu 1 1 Translation Started
Sedang sed 1 0 Bible Portions
Sila slt 1 1 Translation Started
So sss 1 1 Bible Portions
Sou sqq 1 0 Unspecified
Ta'oih, Lower tto 2 2 Unspecified
Ta'oih, Upper tth 1 1 Bible Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tai Daeng tyr 1 1 Translation Started
Tai Dam blt 1 1 New Testament
Tai Don twh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Khang tnu 1 1 Translation Needed
Tai Loi tlq 1 1 Unspecified
Tai Long thi 1 1 Translation Needed
Tai Nua tdd 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Pao tpo 1 1 Translation Started
Tai Yo tyj 1 1 Translation Needed
Talieng tdf 3 2 Unspecified
Tareng tgr 1 1 Translation Started
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 2 1 New Testament
Thai, Northern nod 1 1 New Testament
Unknown xxx 7 7 Unspecified
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yoy yoy 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 98 126 96   26 22 28 67 7
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Laos Statistics
People Groups 126
Unreached People Groups 96  (76.2%)
Population 7,559,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.7%
Population in Unreached 5,723,000  (75.7%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 3.8%
Percent Evangelical 2.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 180
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 35%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code LA
Official Language(s) Lao
Literacy Rate 85%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,134,000
Persecution Ranking 21 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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