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Lao in Australia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 1.90 %   

Lao in Australia

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Introduction / History
Very few Laotians lived in Australia before 1976. Then with the new communist government in Laos and the poor economy, many Laotians decided to leave for other countries.

In the early 1980s, many Laotians had come to the state of Victoria and many more came in the 1990s. Most were from Lao (which is in the lowlands of Laos) as well as the Hmong. The Laotians here have remained more or less the same in numbers since then.

There are not many professional workers among them. Most of those that are work in business and in finance. Regards the other Laotians they work in industry and retail. Many of the Lao live in Melbourne.

The Laotians in Australia have organizations that support them. They are mainly Buddhists by religion and there are several Buddhist temples in Melbourne.

Lao people do not like emotions to be shown too much. They do not like to be touched on the head or have a foot pointed at them. The leader of the family must be spoken to first and it is not considered nice if visitors leave too soon. They look to family members first in health matters and they use herbal medicines.

The largest number of Laotians in Australia live in the state of New South Wales. There are Buddhist temples in a few places as well as in Melbourne, such as in Sydney. The Laotians in Australia as well as speaking in Lao can speak in English.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Australian and Laotian Christians will give the Laotians in Australia the gospel message.
* Pray that there will be freedom for the gospel in Laos.

References
museumvictoria.com.au/origins/history.aspx?pid=35
miceastmelb.com.au

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Country: Australia
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lao
People Name General: Lao
Alternate People Names:
Eastern ThaiLào
Lao BocLao Noi
Lao WiangLao-Lu
Lao-NoiLaotian Tai
Laotian ThaiLum Lao
Phou LaoRong Kong
Tai LaoTs'un Lao
ROP3 Code: 105643
Joshua Project People ID: 12989
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 3,619,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Lao
People Name General: Lao
Ethnic Code: MSY49b
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Language
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Primary Language: Lao (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lao    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism87.50 % 
Christianity3.50 %(Evangelical: 1.90 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious6.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1906-1967
New Testament:
1926-1973Audio
Complete Bible: 1932
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 / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Lao
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: ລາວ - Lao
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Lao in Australia

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