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|People Name:||Laven, Boloven|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Affinity Bloc:||Southeast Asian Peoples|
The Boloven, or Laven, originate in a fertile plateau area in southwestern Laos. The ancestors of the Boloven were part of the great Khmer empire that flourished from the ninth century to the thirteenth century. The influence of Buddhism is clearly seen in Boloven society, but it serves more as a veneer to their traditional ethnic religions, such as ancestor worship and animism. The Boloven believe that ancestral spirits remain actively involved in their lives and should be cared for and fed. They are also strongly influenced by the belief that objects of nature, such as rivers, forests, mountains, and trees are inhabited by spirits who can directly influence the courses of their lives.
Scripture is not available in the Laven language, and there are no reports of outreach directed toward the Boloven people in the USA.
Gospel recordings are available in the Laven language. Perhaps someone in a church near the Boloven people in the United States will offer a recording to someone in this people group.
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Boloven people, in either Laos or the United States.
Pray the Boloven people will be able to learn the English language and be able to integrate into American society. Pray for employment opportunities.