Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Hani

Language: Akha - (ahk)

Alternate Name(s): Akha: Pouly, Kophe, Nugui, Luma, Lylo, Oma, Nutchi, Botche, Lao Soung (Highland), Chapo, Kopien

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Laos

Also found in: China; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam

Population: 113,000

Global Population: 701,200

PEID: 20893

ROP: 100185

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Akha of Laos, numbering 113,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Hani people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 701,200 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Akha. The primary religion practiced by the Akha is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available