Thai in United Kingdom


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Main Language
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Introduction / History

Centuries ago the Thai lived north of Yangtzekiang in China. Relentless pressure by the Chinese gradually forced them southward. They conquered many peoples and cultures as they sought a new homeland, and by the 10th century they had settled in Central Thailand. A bloodless revolution in 1932, led by Westernized intellectuals, instituted a democratic constitutional monarchy. However, the country has suffered numerous governmental upheavals since then. However, these upheavals have not caused Thai people to need to flee their homeland. There are Thai communities in the British cities of London, Bath and Manchester.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Thai people in the UK come to attend the fine universities and stay, even members of the Thai royal family. For that reason, there are well-educated ethnic Thais in the UK. The UK is interested in allowing Thai people to enter who have skills in medicine, accounting, software engineering, and architecture. However, many Thai people there are in the service industries, especially restaurants and the motel industry. There is a higher percentage of women to men largely because some go there to marry British men. This has led to some negative stereotypes which Thai women are trying to address. Others, unfortunately, are trafficked into the UK as prostitutes; most UK brothels include Thai women.
The Thai people in the UK are trying to maintain their culture and religion, which is always difficult as they enter the second generation. To do this, they have numerous Thai associations. Their young enjoy Thai cultural events. Young Thai people, especially college students, have an annual sporting event.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Today, Buddhism is the central and unifying force in Thai society and even maintains social control. The Thai maintain their own Buddhist temples in the UK. They have many Buddhist festivals they celebrate throughout the year.


What Are Their Needs?

The Thai Buddhists in the UK need to hear what Jesus Christ has to offer them. In many cases they have been there long enough that the window of opportunity is over.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
Pray for a strong desire for spiritual truth among Thai Buddhists in the UK that will lead to a movement to Christ.
Pray for workers to go to them bearing Christ and His kingdom.


Scripture Prayers for the Thai in United Kingdom.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thais_in_the_United_Kingdom
https://web.archive.org/web/20080509191504/http://thai-uk.org/living-in-UK.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20130403151245/http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/enforcement/ethnicfoodbusiness.pdf


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thai
People Name in Country Thai
Pronunciation tye
Alternate Names Bangkok Thai; Central Tai; Khon Tai; Lao Song; Siamese; Siamese Thai; Tai Noi; Thai Khom; Thai Klang; Thai Song
Population this Country 54,000
Population all Countries 24,271,000
Total Countries 29
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 11277
ROP3 Code 101940
ROP25 Code 308102
ROP25 Name Thai
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
99.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Thai (54,000 speakers)
Language Code tha   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Thai (54,000 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)
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