Tai Do in Vietnam


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Introduction / History

Not only do the Tai Do consider themselves a distinct people group, they also retain many customs that show they originated in a place far removed from their present location.

Members of the Tai Do ethnic group live within Borikhamxai Province in central Laos. They are mostly concentrated in Khamkeut District, with several villages in Viangthong and Pakkading districts. A few have migrated into the Pakxan District in recent decades. A small number live in neighboring Vietnam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Young adults among the Tai Do chose their own spouses, but they must have the consent of their parents. The groom’s family must pay her family a dowry, and he must leave his family’s household and become part of hers. What he earns goes towards his bride’s family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tai Do are animistic. In traditional religion, they must appease spirits in an attempt to gain blessings and avoid catastrophes, which the spirits can bring upon them.


What Are Their Needs?

An informant from Borikhamxai believes there are a small number (about 50) of Tai Do believers in Laos. These are the first-fruits of what will hopefully be a much larger harvest of Tai Do believers. As far as we know, there are no Tai Do believers in neighboring Vietnam.


Prayer Points

Pray God would call the Tai Do believers to live strong, faithful and busy lives among their lost relatives.

Ask God to spread the Tai Do church to all their villages both in Laos and Vietnam.

Pray for the Tai Do people to have a hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Pray for the Lord to sends dreams to Tai Do elders about the King of kings.


Scripture Prayers for the Tai Do in Vietnam.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tai Do
People Name in Country Tai Do
Population this Country 400
Population all Countries 4,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Thái
People ID 15306
ROP3 Code 109905
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, Nghe An province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, Nghe An province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Tai Yo (400 speakers)
Language Code tyj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tai Yo (400 speakers)
Language Code tyj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tai Yo

Primary Language:  Tai Yo

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
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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