Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Thai

Language: Northern Thai - (nod)

Alternate Name(s): Tai Yuan

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Laos

Also found in: Thailand

Population: 42,000

Global Population: 7,442,000

PEID: 20956

ROP: 104960

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Northern Thai of Laos, numbering 42,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Thai people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,442,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Northern Thai. The primary religion practiced by the Northern Thai 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