Lao in United States

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People Name: Lao
Country: United States
10/40 Window: No
Population: 211,000
World Population: 3,832,500
Primary Language: Lao
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 4.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.50 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Lao
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Many of the Laotians came to America from Laos as refugees after the Vietnam War and after Laos became a communist country about thirty to forty years ago.

A large number of Laotian Americans live in California. Many live in the San Francisco Bay region, in Fort Worth and in the Sacramento and Seattle regions.

Laotian Americans tend to live below the poverty level. Many leave high school. They speak Lao and English.

The Laotian Americans have many Buddhist temples in the USA. There is an online magazine that gives stories of Laotian Americans. Some of them have achieved success at badminton.

Prayer Points

* Pray that in America that some who are Christians will help lead the Laotians to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that many will improve their economic situations.

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