Maleng in Laos


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Introduction / History

The Maleng are also known as the Pakatan. Their location is within the Nakay District of Khammouan Province, in the central part of Laos. Specifically, the live near the banks of the Theun River, around Ban Si Nho. A larger number of the Maleng live in Vietnam, where they are officially included as part of the Chut ethnic group.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Maleng live in one of the most poverty stricken areas of Laos, despite the abundance of natural resources in the region.

Most Maleng people are farmers. Since they came down from the mountains, the Maleng have been forced to learn how to plant and harvest vegetables, and how to live sedentary lives. The related Chut-speaking tribes in the mountains continue to get most of their food by hunting, fishing and foraging on the forest floor.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maleng people have their own traditional religious practices. They serve and fear the spirit world. Those in Laos have a much higher percentage of Christian believers than those in Vietnam.


What Are Their Needs?

Christianity has made an impact on the Maleng people in Laos, but not Vietnam. A gospel recording is available in Maleng.


Prayer Points

Ask God to convict the Maleng of sin, righteousness and judgment, that they might seek Him with all their hearts.

Pray the Gospel would spread to all parts of Khammouan Province.

Pray the Maleng would not be forgotten by the Body of Christ. Ask God to direct workers to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Maleng in Laos.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Maleng
People Name in Country Maleng
Population this Country 600
Population all Countries 1,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Pakatan
People ID 16144
ROP3 Code 111241
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 Khammouan province, Nakay district   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999
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 Khammouan province, Nakay district.   Source:  Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999

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Primary Language Maleng (600 speakers)
Language Code pkt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maleng (600 speakers)
Language Code pkt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maleng

Primary Language:  Maleng

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
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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