Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tibeto-Burmese

Language: Lahu Shi - (lhi)

Alternate Name(s): Yellow Lahu, Lao Soung (Highland), Kucong

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Laos

Also found in: Myanmar; Thailand; United States

Population: 3,600

Global Population: 88,500

PEID: 20919

ROP: 111024

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Lahu Shi of Laos, numbering 3,600, 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 88,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Lahu Shi. The primary religion practiced by the Lahu Shi is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

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