Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tai

Language: Tai Dam - (blt)

Alternate Name(s): Tai Dam

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Thailand

Also found in: China; France; Laos; United States; Vietnam

Population: 25,500

Global Population: 963,000

PEID: 10830

ROP: 109709

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Black Tai of Thailand, numbering 25,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tai people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 963,000 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Tai Dam. The primary religion practiced by the Black Tai is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available