The large Northern Thai community dominates north and northwest Thailand, being centered around the city of Chiang Mai.
The Northern Thai people live like the people around them for the most part. They are usually farmers.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|Population this Country||39,000|
|Population all Countries||7,816,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Persecution Rank||31 (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|
|Primary Language||Thai, Northern (39,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||nod Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Thai, Northern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1914-2017)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Thai, Northern||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Thai, Northern||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Thai, Northern||YouVersion Bibles|