• PEOPLE CLUSTER: LAO


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 10

Population: 4,046,750

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 4,025,750

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 16,250

Number of countries: 9


Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

Overview: The Lao people are an ethnic subgroup of the Tai peoples of Southeast Asia and the Lao language is closely related to Thai and other languages spoken by the Tai peoples. Sixty percent of the people of Laos are ethnic Lao. They are the principal lowland inhabitants and the culturally dominant group. The Lao people cluster includes only those people groups whose first language is Lao.

Peoples within this cluster: Indo-Vietnamese; Kongsat; Lao

Countries where they are found: Argentina; Cambodia; Canada; France; India; Laos; Myanmar; United States; Vietnam


People groups: 10

Population: 4,046,750

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 4,025,750

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 16,250

Number of countries: 9