Kasseng in Laos

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People Name: Kasseng
Country: Laos
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,800
World Population: 1,800
Primary Language: Talieng
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 6.00 %
Evangelicals: 3.84 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


Between the first and sixth centuries AD, the area inhabited by the Kaseng was a center of the Mon-Khmer Funan Kingdom, and then part of the Chenla Kingdom (sixth to eighth centuries). Many ruins remain today from that golden area of the Khmer civilization. The Kaseng today are animists. They have never embraced Buddhism. The Kaseng believe spirits can destroy crops, bring sickness and epidemics, and can disguise themselves as people or animals. A host of different deities and spirits are appeased, in order to bring peace and prosperity to their community.

Ministry Obstacles

Laos does not provide easy access to Christian workers coming from outside the country. The Kaseng are such a small group they may be difficult to find.

Outreach Ideas

Two Gospel recordings exist in their language. Pray for the vision of nearby believers to use these tools to bring them the gospel.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are likely no followers of Jesus Christ in this tribe today, but pray that hearts will even now be prepared to receive the Gospel and its messengers.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Ask the Lord to protect the Kaseng from the control of evil spiritual influences. Pray for freedom for them to understand and believe the Gospel when it comes.

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