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Tai Don, White Tai in United States

Tai Don, White Tai

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Tai Don Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Tai Don, White Tai in United States

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Summary
The Tai Don language, spoken by the Tai Don (White Tai) people, is a language of Vietnam. However, there is a large group of Tai Don in Laos, and a group of Tai Don refugees in the United States. "White" Tai refers to the white clothing worn by Tai Don women. This group in China is known as Tai Kao, and the book Operation China has this to say: "The animistic Tai Kao have never converted to Buddhism. They have a number of statues and altars ... to the spirit of the soil, to the tiger god, and to Tan Sin and Kouan-Yin, local heroes now deified by the White Tai. Unlike most people in this region, the Tai Kao believe in a sovereign, supreme god who is active in their lives...They have been described as the most unreached of all the Tai groups." However, outside China, many White Tai are Buddhists.

Ministry Obstacles
Apathy on the part of American Christians may keep the knowledge of Christ from the White Tai in America.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to befriend those around them who are not yet believers, praying for these opportunities.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Even though there may not be any followers of Christ among the White Tai in America at this time, Christians can be praying for those who will soon become believers. Pray these new believers will become real disciples of Jesus Christ, active in local churches.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for the White Tai in Vietnam, China, Laos, and the United States. Pray the Lord will lead many to himself. Pray the New Testament will soon become available in their language, and for Gospel recordings and the Jesus film to become available.

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Country: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tai Don, White Tai
People Name General: Tai Don, White Tai
Alternate People Names:
Dai KaoDai, White
Red TaiTai Blanc
Tai DTai Don
Tai KawTai Khao
Tai LaiThái
Thai TrangTribal Tai
White Tai
ROP3 Code: 109710
Joshua Project People ID: 18689
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 461,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tai
People Name General: Tai Don, White Tai
Ethnic Code: MSY49z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tai Don (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): twh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism40.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions60.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1969-1992
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
 
 
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