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Laha in Vietnam


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Laha Ethnic Religions 0.04 % 0.04 % No No   

Laha in Vietnam

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The La Ha house is built on stilts with two entrances and ladders at both ends. Many villages cultivate rice in submerged fields and build embankments to protect the soil from erosion. The La Ha grow cotton but do not weave. They believe there are many supernatural forces including spirits of the forest, the water, the mist, and the house. Old customs require that a dead person be buried with their money. In each family, only the soul of the father, which will turn into the spirit of the house after his death, is worshipped. Every year, when the ban flowers blossom, a celebration is held by every family to honour their parents.

Ministry Obstacles
Christian work in Vietnam is restricted, especially in rural areas, and Christian resources appropriate for these people are few in number.

Outreach Ideas
Workers can contact the few Christians among the Laha, offering instruction in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Being a disciple includes sharing what people know with family and friends, others in the Laha people group.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the very few followers of Jesus among the Laha people, that they will fellowship together, and be instructed by the Spirit of the Lord. Pray they will be given a heart to share their belief in Christ with family and friends.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Laha people will be able to adequately provide for their families, with sufficient food, housing, and medical care.

Scripture Focus
So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-06-16
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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:Lai Chau and Son La provinces: along Red and Black rivers.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Laha
People Name General: Laha
Alternate People Names:
Khla DonKhla Liik
Khla PhlaoKla Dong
La HaLaha Ung
Xa CahXa Chien
Xa KhaoXa Lay
Xa Lga
ROP3 Code: 105568
Joshua Project People ID: 12945
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 10,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kadai
People Name General: Laha
Ethnic Code: MSY49z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Laha (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lha    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.04 %(Evangelical: 0.04 %)
Ethnic Religions99.96 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Laha in Vietnam

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People Cluster
    Kadai     Asia, Southeast    
      Laha Vietnam    
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            Laha in Vietnam          
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      Ethnic Religions     Laha  
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