Tai Laan in Laos

The Tai Laan have only been reported in Laos
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Introduction / History

A small number of Tai Laan people inhabit a few villages in the Kham District of Xiangkhoang Province of Laos. Formerly, they lived in an isolated part of Laos and had little contact with other people. Since the construction of Highway No. 6 near the Tai Laan, contact has been possible with outside people, thoughts and goods. This small tribe only lives in Laos.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Tai Laan women are allowed a freedom of movement in the village and markets, keeping stalls, transacting business, holding property, and in many respects the equal of man.

When marriage does go wrong, "divorce is easy, and the laws are in favor of the women. A wife can tie her husband's clothes in a bundle, toss them out of the door, and bid him leave, and it is needless to add that he does not wait for a second invitation to do so."


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are animists with a degree of Buddhist influence. Fortunately, there are some Christian believers among them who can share the grace and mercy of Jesus with them.


What Are Their Needs?

Hopefully, with the opening up of the area to the outside world, the gospel will also be one of the commodities imported to the Tai Laan. Who will go to them as Christ bearers?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tai Laan in Laos.

Pray the Holy Spirit would thrust out workers to the Tai Laan people.

Pray for the Tai Laan people to have hearts that are willing to seek and find their Savior.

Ask God to transform the Tai Laan into a people who would declare his glory.

Pray the Tai Laan would soon be brought out of darkness into his wonderful light.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tai Laan
People Name in Country Tai Laan
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Laan; Tai Lan
People ID 15190
ROP3 Code 109714
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 They inhabit a few villages in the Kham District of Xiangkhoang Province in Laos.   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004
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 They inhabit a few villages in the Kham District of Xiangkhoang Province in Laos..   Source:  Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004

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Primary Language Language unknown (700 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Language unknown (700 speakers)
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Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown

Primary Language:  Language unknown

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
53.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.74 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
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
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