Northern Thai in Laos


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Introduction / History

The large Northern Thai community dominates north and northwest Thailand, being centered around the city of Chiang Mai.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Northern Thai people live like the people around them for the most part. They are usually farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They have followed Buddhism for 1,000 years. The belief system of the Thai people doesn't emphasize the reality of sin against a holy God, and the need for forgiveness. They may not know they need a Savior. Like other Theravada Buddhists, they today mix their beliefs with numerous animistic rituals. Protestant missionaries have worked in northern Thailand for about 150 years, but response from the Northern Thai has been painstakingly slow.


What Are Their Needs?

The Northern Thai in Laos need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

There are some followers of Christ among the Northern Thai. Pray they will not mix Buddhist or animistic beliefs with the pure gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for strong commitment to Christ, and for holy living.

Pray for Thai families to be drawn to Jesus as the only way.

Pray the Thai will increasingly desire a solution for their sin problem.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Northern Thai people in Laos and Thailand.


Scripture Prayers for the Thai, Northern in Laos.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thai, Northern
People Name in Country Thai, Northern
Natural Name Northern Thai
Pronunciation tye
Population this Country 39,000
Population all Countries 7,805,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kammuang; Khon Mang; Khon Muang; Khon Myang; La Nya; Lan Na; Lanna; Lantai; Lao Yuan; Payap; Tai Nya; Tai Nyuan; Tai Wang; Tai Yuan; Western Laotian
People ID 12666
ROP3 Code 104960
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxai, and Xaignabouri provinces.   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxai, and Xaignabouri provinces..   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
Map of Thai, Northern in Laos Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Thai, Northern (39,000 speakers)
Language Code nod   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Thai, Northern (39,000 speakers)
Language Code nod   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Thai, Northern
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
95.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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
Photo Source ฉวีวรรณ เพิ่มโภค - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more