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PEID: 9544

ROP: 111024

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tibeto-Burmese

Language: Lahu Shi - (lhi)

Alternate Name(s): Kutsung, Lohu Shi

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Myanmar

Also found in: Laos; Thailand; United States

Population: 12,000

Global Population: 33,600

PEID: 9544

ROP: 111024

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Yellow Lahu of Myanmar, numbering 12,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Tibeto-Burmese people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 33,600 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Lahu Shi. The primary religion practiced by the Yellow Lahu is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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