Thai in China, Hong Kong


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Introduction / History

In the 1970s, some Hong Kong men married women from Thailand who were living in a region of Hong Kong called Kowloon City. These women were working in Thailand and believed things would be better for them in Hong Kong. Recently the number of Thais in Hong Kong has decreased because better economic opportunities have opened up back in Thailand. Thais in Hong Kong mostly speak Thai but also speak Cantonese and English.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Thai workers in Hong Kong do domestic work, but some lower wage Indonesians and Filipinas are taking their place. Some also work as hairdressers and in banks while others own businesses such as restaurants. A very small minority are investors. The Thai Regional Alliance helps domestic workers and helps to promote good relations in Hong Kong. It also helps Thais to get better work opportunities and works with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nearly 99% of the Thais in Hong Kong follow Buddhism. The remaining 1% follow Christianity. Thai Buddhists assemble in one of four local temples. They celebrate their New Year with festivals from April 13-15. They splash water on each other which they believe gets rid of bad luck and makes things go well for them. These Thais have very little, if any, understanding of sin and their need to be forgiven by a holy God.


What Are Their Needs?

Economically, many Thais in Hong Kong need better paying work. To accomplish this, they need training to acquire the required skills in Hong Kong's modern economy. Thais in Hong Kong need exposure to the gospel within their language and culture. The Bible and other resources are available yet there is a shortage of workers to take the gospel to the Thais in Hong Kong.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to be raised up from both inside and outside Hong Kong to take the gospel to the Thais in Hong Kong. Pray for a "Book of Acts" movement to Christ and church planting work amongst the Thai in Hong Kong. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Thai people in Hong Kong teachable and understanding hearts. Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Thai families to salvation. Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Thai family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Thai in China, Hong Kong.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thai
People Name in Country Thai
Pronunciation tye
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 24,196,000
Total Countries 29
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bangkok Thai; Central Tai; Khon Tai; Lao Song; Siamese; Siamese Thai; Tai Noi; Thai Khom; Thai Klang; Thai Song
People ID 11277
ROP3 Code 101940
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Thai (10,000 speakers)
Language Code tha   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Thai (10,000 speakers)
Language Code tha   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Thai

Primary Language:  Thai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1834-1967)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1843-1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1883-2020)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Come to Me
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Thai
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
98.60 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
1.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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