Southern Thai in Thailand


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Main Language
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Introduction

The Southern Thai Islam people live in a cultural ecotone where Islam and Malay cultures are to their south, and Thai languages and Buddhism are to their north. Southern Thai Islam people speak a Thai language, but they are Muslims like their Malay neighbors to the south. They are in a way, torn between two worlds. Unfortunately, they have not had the chance to turn their hearts to Jesus Christ and make Him the center of their identity.


Ministry Obstacles

There are no known believers among the Southern Thai Islam people, so if they are going to hear the gospel, it will have to come from someone outside their community.


Outreach Ideas

There is a Christian couple in southern Thailand that is trying to share their faith with both Buddhists and Muslims. Pray that they will be used of the Lord to plant churches among Southern Thai speaking Muslims that will lead to more church planting.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers among the Southern Thai Islam community, so pray for this to soon change.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for a spiritual hunger to come to Southern Thai Muslim leaders that will lead them to find out about Jesus Christ and open the doors for others to do the same.
* Pray for a movement of God’s blessing to flow through Southern Thai Muslim families discussing and applying God’s Word.
* Pray for the Name of Jesus to be known by people in every Southern Thai village.


Scripture Prayers for the Thai, Southern in Thailand.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-06-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-06-20
People Name General Thai, Southern
People Name in Country Thai, Southern
Natural Name Southern Thai
World Population 5,103,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 102
Alternate Names Dambro; Pak Tai; Pak Thai; Paktay; Southern Tai; Southern Thai; Takbai Thai; Thai Malay
People ID 15067
ROP3 Code 109517
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Surat Thani, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Pattani, Yala, and Satun provinces; Muslim Thai dialect.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Surat Thani, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Pattani, Yala, and Satun provinces; Muslim Thai dialect..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Thai, Southern
Language Code sou   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Thai
Primary Language Thai, Southern
Language Code sou   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Thai
People Groups Speaking Thai, Southern

Primary Language:  Thai, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2000)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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National Bible Societies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Thai, Southern
Film / Video The Dream
Film / Video The Prodigal Son
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
99.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.25 %)
0.90 %
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Peoples of the Buddhist World, Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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