Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tai

Language: Yoy - (yoy)

Alternate Name(s): Tai Jo, Tai Yoi, Lao Thai

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Laos

Also found in: Thailand

Population: 1,700

Global Population: 8,000

PEID: 9191

ROP: 111101

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Yoy of Laos, numbering 1,700, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Tai people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yoy. The primary religion practiced by the Yoy is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Not Available

Jesus Film: Not Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available