• PEOPLE NAME: AKHA OF LAOS

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PEID: 20893

ROP: 100185

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Hani

Language: Akha - (ahk)

Alternate Name(s): Akha: Pouly, Kophe, Kopien, Luma, Lylo, Nugui, Nutchi, Oma, Botche, Chapo

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Laos

Also found in: China; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam

Population: 113,000

Global Population: 705,400


PEID: 20893

ROP: 100185

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Akha of Laos, numbering 113,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Hani people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 705,400 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Akha. The primary religion practiced by the Akha 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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