Lower Ta Oi in Laos

The Ta Oi, Lower have only been reported in Laos
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Introduction / History

The Lower Ta Oi are part of the larger Ta Oi people who live in Vietnam and Laos. The larger Ta Oi people are much better known, and much of what is in this profile will reflect things that are likely to also apply to the subgroup in Laos.


Where Are they Located?

The Lower Ta Oi only live in Laos.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ta Oi peoples fish and grow rice for their food supply. Some of them weave to produce clothes and other needed items. They love music, and they have many kinds of instruments; gongs, drums, flutes, trumpets, and panpipes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Ta Oi is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation, or worse, betrayal of one’s family and people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lower Ta Oi people need dependable electricity in their villages and the opportunity to earn a better living. Right now they live at the subsistence level.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ta Oi, Lower in Laos.

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Lower Ta Oi people in Laos.
* Pray for the Lower Ta Oi people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Lower Ta Oi people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Lower Ta Oi communities in Laos.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Oi_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta’Oi_language
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=20964
http://henritours.com/services/view/17/Ta-oi-people.html
http://vietnamlawmagazine.vn/the-ta-oi-customary-laws-and-practices-4323.html
https://offroadvietnam.com/vietnam-info/people/ta-oi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ta Oi, Lower
People Name in Country Ta Oi, Lower
Natural Name Lower Ta Oi
World Population 22,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19360
ROP3 Code 115455
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Xekong Province, Kaleum district; Salavan Province, northwest of Saravan town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Laos
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Xekong Province, Kaleum district; Salavan Province, northwest of Saravan town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Ta'oih, Lower (22,000 speakers)
Language Code tto   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ta'oih, Lower (22,000 speakers)
Language Code tto   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ta'oih, Lower

Primary Language:  Ta'oih, Lower

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
99.90 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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