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Tay Sa Pa in Vietnam



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Tay Sa Pa Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Tay Sa Pa in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
There are well over a million Tay people, but only about 400 of them are from the Sa Pa subgroup. The ancestors of the Tay peoples migrated south from China to escape the clutches of advancing Mongol armies in the 1200s. From their homes, which were in today's Vietnam, the Tay people were unwilling to submit to a Hmong king. For 12 years the Hmong attacked and burned Tay villages. Many fled to escape the reach of the Hmongs.

In the past all Tay subgroups have been noted for their skills as hunters. They used cages, traps and arrows to catch their prey. Only those in very remote areas today still hunt since hunting is unsustainable in their environment.

Where are they located?
The Sa Pa Tay people all live in Vietnam.

What are their lives like?
Though they were once skilled hunters, most Sa Pa Tay people are now farmers. Because of the horrible carnage on their villages in the past, some Sa Pa villages use hedges and ditches to keep outsiders out.

What are their beliefs?
Ancestor worship is the primary religion of the Sa Pa Tay people. They keep ancestral altars inside their homes. Guests cannot sit in front of these altars, and women who have recently given birth are not allowed to look at them, because this would disgrace the ancestors.

What are their needs?
The Sa Pa Tay people need to look to Christ for their security.

Prayer Points
* There are no believers among the Sa Pa Tay people. Pray this will soon change.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in their communities in such a way that there is spiritual openness to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a fellowship of believers to emerge which will include this people group.
* Pray for a disciple making movement.
* 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
https://asiaharvest.org/wp-content/uploads/people-groups/Vietnam/Tay.pdf
https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g311304-d2211642-i53168465-Trails_of_Mountain_Travel-Sapa_Lao_Cai_Province.html

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Country: Vietnam
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:21 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Lao Cai province, Muong Khuong district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Tay Sa Pa
People Name General: Tay Sa Pa
Alternate People Names:
Thái
ROP3 Code: 115543
Joshua Project People ID: 19578
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Tay Sa Pa
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
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Language
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Primary Language: Tay Sa Pa (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tys    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
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
 
 
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Tay Sa Pa in Vietnam

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