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Laven, Boloven in United States

Laven, Boloven

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
36,000 Laven Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Laven, Boloven in United States

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The Boloven, or Laven, originate in a fertile plateau area in southwestern Laos. The ancestors of the Boloven were part of the great Khmer empire that flourished from the ninth century to the thirteenth century. The influence of Buddhism is clearly seen in Boloven society, but it serves more as a veneer to their traditional ethnic religions, such as ancestor worship and animism. The Boloven believe that ancestral spirits remain actively involved in their lives and should be cared for and fed. They are also strongly influenced by the belief that objects of nature, such as rivers, forests, mountains, and trees are inhabited by spirits who can directly influence the courses of their lives.

Ministry Obstacles
Scripture is not available in the Laven language, and there are no reports of outreach directed toward the Boloven people in the USA.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings are available in the Laven language. Perhaps someone in a church near the Boloven people in the United States will offer a recording to someone in this people group.

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There are no known followers of Jesus among the Boloven people, in either Laos or the United States.

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Pray the Boloven people will be able to learn the English language and be able to integrate into American society. Pray for employment opportunities.

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Country: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Laven, Boloven
People Name General: Laven
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105682
Joshua Project People ID: 13013
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 36,000
Population all Countries: 93,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Laven
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Laven
Language Code (ISO): lbo    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Lave (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Laven, Boloven in United States

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    Mon-Khmer     America, North and Caribbean    
      Laven United States    
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