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Thai, Northern in Thailand

Thai, Northern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,239,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 %   

Thai, Northern in Thailand

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Introduction / History
Approximately 10,000 Tai Yuan, or Northern Tai speakers, live in several different locations in Laos. An accurate estimate on the number of Tai Yuan in Laos is difficult to gauge. The most recent estimate was made by P. B. Lafont in 1962, who stated there were between 3,000 to 5,000 Tai Yuan in Laos. The 1995 book by Laurent Chazee states the Tai Yuan live in the Houayxay and Pha-Oudom districts of Bokeo Province, near the Thai border; the Luang Namtha District of Luang Namtha Province; the Xai District of Oudomxai Province; and the Xaignabouri District of Xaignabouri Province.

More than six million Northern Tai speakers live in Thailand. The traditional center of Northern Tai culture is the city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai was formerly the capital of the Lanna ('Million Rice-fields) Kingdom, which at the height of its power extended across north-central Thailand to include Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Lanna was finally overcome by the Siamese and politically incorporated into today's Thailand in 1895. There were many years of hostility between the kings of Lanna and Siam before the former was finally subdued. In the 1770s, Chau Prasat Tawng, the King of Siam, "laid the country waste, plundered their villages, and brought away many thousand captives to be slaves forever more. The King of Laos...was betrayed into the hands of the Siamese, arriving in Bangkok about the close of the year 1828. He here underwent cruelties of which it is a shame even to speak...He was confined in a large iron cage, exposed to the burning sun, and obliged to proclaim to everyone that the King of Siam was great and merciful, that he himself had committed a great error and deserved his present punishment. In this cage were placed with the prisoner a large mortar to pound him with, a larger boiler to boil him in, a hook to hang by, and a sword to decapitate him; also a sharp-pointed spike for him to sit on. His children were sometimes put in along with him."

The Tai Yuan traditionally have their own script, in which the Bible was translated in 1927. Few people today, however, can read it. The Jesus film was recently completed in Tai Yuan, giving hope that the unevangelized Tai Yuan in Laos may soon hear the Gospel.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Tai Yuan Jesus film would be used to evangelize many people inside Laos.
* Pray the things keeping the Tai Yuan from salvation would be cast down.
* Ask God to send Tai Yuan Christians from Thailand to reach their cousins in Laos.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-06-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-06-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-09
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Country: Thailand
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:10
Location in Country:Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Uttaradit provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Thai, Northern
People Name General: Thai, Northern
Alternate People Names:
KammuangKhon Mang
Khon MuangKhon Myang
La NyaLan Na
LannaLantai
Lao YuanPayap
Tai NyaTai Nyuan
Tai WangTai Yuan
Western Laotian
ROP3 Code: 104960
Joshua Project People ID: 12666
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,239,000
Population all Countries: 7,276,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Thai
People Name General: Thai, Northern
Ethnic Code: MSY49d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Thai, Northern (7,239,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nod    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism96.40 % 
Christianity0.40 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small1.20 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent7.00 %
Protestant44.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian4.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1867-2012
New Testament:
1914-2017Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Thai, Northern
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoMy Name is Pon (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoWhen the Storm Comes (Indigitube.tv)
 
 
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