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Lao in France


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
19,000 Lao Buddhism 3.00 % 0.10 %   

Lao in France

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Introduction / History
There are more Laotians in France than in any other country except Laos itself. There were people from Laos living in France before the Laotian civil war which was from 1953 to 1975.

Laos used to be a French colony and there were Laotian people living in France early last century. Laotian workers came to France at this time and Laotian students came to study as well. When the Vietnamese began to rule Laos after the Vietnam War, many more Laotians came to live in France. It was the better off people who tended to come to France. Laotians in France get on better here as more is known about their background. They are well educated and have a good work status. The Laotians in France have community centers and there are Laotian restaurants there too.

Where are they located?
Most Laotians live in Paris while some live in other French cities such as Marseille. The older generation among them like to speak in Lao but the newer generations tend to speak French.

What are their beliefs?
There are Buddhist temples in France that the Laotians attend. Their main religion is Theravada Buddhism. They have their own traditional holidays.

Prayer Points
* The Laotian government once called Christianity public enemy number one. Pray that Laotians are not put off by this and that they are attracted to Jesus Christ and come to Him.
* Pray that Christian materials get to them and bring them to Salvation too.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-04-22
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Country: France
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  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: 19,000
Population all Countries: 3,727,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Lao
People Name General: Lao
Ethnic Code: MSY49b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lao (19,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lao    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism57.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions33.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious7.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic100.00 %
(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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1906-1967
New Testament:
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 France

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People Cluster
    Lao     Europe, Western    
      Lao France    
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            Lao in France          
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      Buddhism     Lao  
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