Deaf in Laos


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Deaf have language challenges and many Lao families do not know their child is deaf until later in life. The families often try to cure their deaf children through medicines and other means when they realize their child is deaf. There is a special sign language for the deaf in Laos. Some families do not know about Lao Sign Language and education programs in sign language.


Where Are they Located?

Deaf can be found anywhere in Laos, or the entire world for that matter.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Being deaf isolates someone socially more than any other handicap. Even if you are blind, you can communicate with everyone. That is not true for those who are born deaf. This provides a crucial challenge to the gospel.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most deaf people in Laos are Buddhist, but they probably don’t understand their beliefs very well. It will be difficult to get the gospel to people who have the double challenge of general communication barriers and religious barriers.


What Are Their Needs?

The deaf in Laos need someone who is willing to make it a priority to communicate with them and to help them communicate with others.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Laos.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the deaf people in Laos for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of deaf people in Laos to become fruitful as they follow Christ.


References

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/deaf-child-worldwide?id=2832&id=2832


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
World Population 47,601,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Laos Sign Language (73,000 speakers)
Language Code lso   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Laos Sign Language (73,000 speakers)
Language Code lso   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Laos Sign Language

Primary Language:  Laos Sign Language

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
57.29 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.38 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
4.20 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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