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Akha in Vietnam

Akha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
22,000 Akha Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %   

Akha in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
Most scholars agree that the Akha were originally of Tibetan origin. The Akha have a detailed creation epic poem. Long recitations, committed to memory and handed down from parents to children, are essential for continuing the Akha culture. Among the Akha, it is important for a man to be able to memorize his complete genealogy right back to the first man, Sm Mi O. To be unable to do so is considered a disgrace. The Akha genealogy now covers more than 60 generations.

Where are they located?
Most of the Akha people live in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, or Vietnam.

What are their lives like?
The Akha people own livestock, especially pigs and chickens. Many of them get married at age 12-14. Akha men can have more than one wife.

What are their beliefs?
There are strong bodies of Akha believers in Thailand and Myanmar, but not in Vietnam, China, or Laos. In these countries they cling to their traditional animistic religion that keeps them apart from the living God.

What are their needs?
The depravity of man, the culture, and illiteracy cry out for the transforming power of Christ. Please pray for the salvation of the Akhas!

Prayer Points
* Ask for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into this field to tell the Akha people that they have been specially created for a unique purpose: to know, love and worship Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Akhas to become a source of life, turning even their persecutors toward the light of the Savior.
* Pray for a strong discipling ministry that will transform Akha communities in Vietnam into His likeness.

References
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11106
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akha
https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-video-footage-sapa-vietnam-may-tribal-native-akha-woman-carry-baby-indigenous-vietnamese-hill-village-video44248679
http://www.peoplesoftheworld.org/text?people=Akha
http://factsanddetails.com/asian/cat66/sub417/item2745.html
http://www.akha.org/content/foodandrecipes/akhafood.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akha_people
http://www.motionelements.com/stock-video-4061459-sapa-vietnam-may-2014-native-akha-man-posing
http://www.peoplesoftheworld.org/text?people=Akha

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Country: Vietnam
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Persecution Rank:18 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Dien Bien, Lao Cai, and Lai Chau provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Akha
People Name General: Akha
Alternate People Names:
AdaAhka
AiniAk'a
AkaEkaw
GuokeHà Nhì
IkawIkho
IkorJeu-g'oe
KawKhako
KoKo Phen
ROP3 Code: 100185
Joshua Project People ID: 10223
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 22,000
Population all Countries: 666,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Hani
People Name General: Akha
Ethnic Code: MSY50i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Akha
Language Code (ISO): ahk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism25.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1939-1991
New Testament:
1968-1987Audio
Complete Bible: 2001
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Akha
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Akha
 
 
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Akha in Vietnam

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