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.
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."
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.
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?
* 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.
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|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||0 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Laan; Tai Lan|
|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.74 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|