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Tai Thanh in Vietnam

Tai Thanh

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
24,000 Tai Thanh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % No No   

Tai Thanh in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
Tai Thanh speakers live in a region with very small tribes. Tai Thanh is more of a language than a people group.

Where are they located?
The Tai Thanh people live only in the northern provinces of Vietnam near the border with Laos.

What are their lives like?
Like the other peoples in this region, those who speak Tai Thanh earn their living by growing rice, vegetables, and raising livestock.

What are their beliefs?
The Tai Thanh speakers have their own tribal, animistic religion. Such religions involve keeping the peace with the spirit world through offerings. One can be in good standing with the spirits and have good fortune, but if one doesn't give them what they want, one can face grave misfortune for their family members, crops, etc.

What are their needs?
Tai Thanh speakers need Christian resources like gospel recordings, the JESUS Film, and the Scriptures in their language.

Prayer Points
Ask for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into this field to tell the Tai Thanh speakers that they have been specially created for a unique purpose: to know, love and worship Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to penetrate the lives of the Tai Thanh speakers through dreams and visions.
Pray for their elders to open the door for ministry.
Pray for a strong discipling ministry that will transform Tai Thanh speaking communities in Vietnam into His likeness.
* 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:Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces.
(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: Tai Thanh
People Name General: Tai Thanh
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109719
Joshua Project People ID: 15192
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 24,000
Population all Countries: 24,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tai
People Name General: Tai Thanh
Ethnic Code: MSY49a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tai Thanh (24,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tmm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions99.00 % 
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
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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Tai Thanh in Vietnam

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People Cluster
    Tai     Asia, Southeast    
      Tai Thanh Vietnam    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Tai Thanh in Vietnam          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Tai Thanh  
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