• PEOPLE NAME: YELLOW LAHU OF THAILAND

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PEID: 10939

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): Lahu Shi

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Thailand

Also found in: Laos; Myanmar; United States

Population: 17,000

Global Population: 33,600


PEID: 10939

ROP: 111024

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Yellow Lahu of Thailand, numbering 17,000, are No Longer 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 ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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