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Thai in Australia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
68,000 Thai Buddhism 0.80 % 0.30 %   

Thai in Australia

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Introduction / History
The Central Thais are a people group from Thailand and are a part of the people from Thailand living in Australia.

The first famous person from Thailand to come to Australia was Butra Mahintra who was sent by King Rama the sixth in the early 1920s to buy racehorses. Australian connections with royalty from Thailand further came about in 1927 when Prince Purachatra led a group of people to look at agriculture and infrastructure in Australia.

A few more people from Thailand came in the early 1950s when students from Thailand and other parts of Asia came to study in Australia. They were allowed to stay temporarily with exceptions, like those who married Australians. After that, most of the new people from Thailand were students also, as well as marriage partners of Australians and those doing military training through sponsorship.

In the 1980s the number of students from Thailand increased a lot because of Thailand becoming wealthier and also because of the prestige of studying abroad.

What are their lives like?
Most of the newcomers from Thailand in 1996-97 immigrated under the Preferential Family category and this included marriage partners and children of people living in Australia. Many of them work in professional, clerical, sales and other jobs. Buddhism is the main religion with them. They have Wats which are temples and these are very important to the Thai people who use them spiritually and also culturally. Many live in Melbourne in the state of Victoria.

Most Thais live in Sydney. Besides Thai, they speak Australian English. Thai Town is a neighborhood in Sydney and also has restaurants and grocery stores. Many Thai festivals are celebrated there.

References
museumvictoria.com.au/origins/history.aspx?pid=63.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Australian

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Country: Australia
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Thai
People Name General: Thai
Alternate People Names:
Bangkok ThaiCentral Tai
Khon TaiLao Song
SiameseSiamese Thai
Tai NoiThai Khom
Thai KlangThai Song
ROP3 Code: 101940
Joshua Project People ID: 11277
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 68,000
Population all Countries: 21,399,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Thai
People Name General: Thai
Ethnic Code: MSY49d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Thai (68,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tha    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Theravada
Major Religions:
Buddhism95.00 % 
Christianity0.80 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious4.20 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican1.00 %
Independent31.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic32.00 %
 
(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: 1834-1967
New Testament:
1843-1977Audio
Complete Bible: 1883-2011
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 / VideoCome to Me
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Thai
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Thai
Text / Printed MatterBible: Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Thai Standard Version Revision
Text / Printed MatterBible: พระคัมภีร์ภ ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Thai in Australia

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