Laha in Vietnam

The Laha have only been reported in Vietnam
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Introduction / History

The Laha are a small tribe in northern Vietnam, not far from the Chinese border. They only live in Vietnam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Laha houses are built on stilts with two entrances and ladders at both ends. Many villages cultivate rice in submerged fields and build embankments to protect the soil from erosion. The Laha grow cotton but do not weave.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe there are many supernatural forces including spirits of the forest, the water, the mist and the house. Old customs require that a dead person be buried with their money. In each family, only the soul of the father, which will turn into the spirit of the house after his death, is worshipped. Every year, when the ban flowers blossom, a celebration is held by every family to honor their parents.


What Are Their Needs?

Christian work in Vietnam is restricted, especially in rural areas, and Christian resources appropriate for these people are few. Workers can contact the few Christians among the Laha, offering instruction in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Being a disciple includes sharing what people know with family and friends, others in the Laha people group.


Prayer Points

Pray for the very few followers of Jesus among the Laha people, that they will fellowship together, and be instructed by the Spirit of the Lord.
Pray they will be given a heart to share their belief in Christ with family and friends.
Pray the Laha people will be able to adequately provide for their families, with sufficient food, housing and medical care.


Scripture Prayers for the Laha in Vietnam.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Laha
People Name in Country Laha
Alternate Names Khla Don; Khla Liik; Khla Phlao; Kla Dong; La Ha; Laha Ung; Xa Cah; Xa Chien; Xa Khao; Xa Lay; Xa Lga
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12945
ROP3 Code 105568
ROP25 Code 304531
ROP25 Name Laha (Viet Nam)
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau and Son La provinces: along Red and Black rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau and Son La provinces: along Red and Black rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
99.96 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Laha (10,000 speakers)
Language Code lha   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Laha (10,000 speakers)
Language Code lha   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Laha

Primary Language:  Laha

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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