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Lua in Thailand

Lua

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,900 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.67 % No No   

Lua in Thailand

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Introduction / History
The Lua have lived in Chiang Mai in Thailand longer than other tribes. They speak a language related to Mon Khmer. They are supposed to be a different people group from the Lawa.

The Lua are animists, Buddhists and some follow Shamanism. After the Vietnam War many of the Lua left Laos to live in Thailand and became refugees.

Many of the Lua work in agriculture and live in villages. They eat dry mountain rice. They have a low standard of living and are very poor. There has been little rain where they are and this has caused problems for their crop growing. They have health problems. About one-fifth of them can read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Many of the Lua have been turning to Christianity recently.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lua Christians lead others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they have good health, come away from poverty and have sufficient rain.
* 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.

References
http://sawadee.com/thailand/hilltribes/other.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_people
http://www.lcamission.org.au/2010/04/22/who-are-the-lua-people/

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Country: Thailand
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Nan province: Bo Kluea district, Laos-Thailand border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Lua
People Name General: Lua
Alternate People Names:
East Pua Pray
ROP3 Code: 105893
Joshua Project People ID: 13128
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,900
Population all Countries: 6,900
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Lua
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Language unknown (6,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.67 %)
Ethnic Religions96.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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Lua in Thailand

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