Tai Laan in Laos

Tai Laan
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People Name: Tai Laan
Country: Laos
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 700
World Population: 700
Primary Language: Language unknown
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.74 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Tai
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

A small number of Tai Laan people inhabit a few villages in the Kham District of Xiangkhoang Province of Laos. Formerly, they lived in an isolated part of Laos and had little contact with other people. Since the construction of Highway No. 6 near the Tai Laan, contact has been possible with outside people, thoughts and goods. This small tribe only lives in Laos.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Tai Laan women are allowed a freedom of movement in the village and markets, keeping stalls, transacting business, holding property, and in many respects the equal of man.

When marriage does go wrong, "divorce is easy, and the laws are in favor of the women. A wife can tie her husband's clothes in a bundle, toss them out of the door, and bid him leave, and it is needless to add that he does not wait for a second invitation to do so."

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are animists with a degree of Buddhist influence. Fortunately, there are some Christian believers among them who can share the grace and mercy of Jesus with them.

What Are Their Needs?

Hopefully, with the opening up of the area to the outside world, the gospel will also be one of the commodities imported to the Tai Laan. Who will go to them as Christ bearers?

Prayer Points

Pray the Holy Spirit would thrust out workers to the Tai Laan people.

Pray for the Tai Laan people to have hearts that are willing to seek and find their Savior.

Ask God to transform the Tai Laan into a people who would declare his glory.

Pray the Tai Laan would soon be brought out of darkness into his wonderful light.

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