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Laghuu in Vietnam

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Laghuu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Laghuu in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
Laghuu is a language more than a people group.

Where are they located?
Laghuu speakers live in the grasslands, mountains and valleys of northern Vietnam near the Chinese border.

What are their lives like?
Those who speak Laghuu sell handicrafts, hunt and farm for a living.

What are their beliefs?
Laghuu speakers have their own animistic beliefs which put them at the mercy of the spirit world. They must appease the spirits in order to prosper. If they do not appease the spirits, they will be punished, often by misfortunes.

What are their needs?
There are very few people who speak this language, so they need to adapt to the Vietnamese language.

Prayer Points
Pray for openness to the person of Jesus as Lord of their lives.
Pray for Laghuu leaders to be open to allowing their people to embrace the Savior.
Pray for there to soon be worship songs and skits in the Laghuu language.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Country: Vietnam
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:25 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Northwest; Lao Cai province, Sa Pa district, Nam Sa village; 15 km south and east of Sa Pa City, in the valley below the highest mountain in Viet Nam, Phan Si Pan (3,198 m); small enclave in Son La province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Laghuu
People Name General: Laghuu
Alternate People Names:
LaopaLô Lô
Xa Pho
ROP3 Code: 105565
Joshua Project People ID: 12943
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
People Name General: Laghuu
Ethnic Code: MSY50i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Laghuu (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lgh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions97.00 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Laghuu in Vietnam

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People Cluster
    Tibeto-Burman, other     Asia, Southeast    
      Laghuu Vietnam    
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            Laghuu in Vietnam          
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      Ethnic Religions     Laghuu  
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