PEID: 20944

ROP: 109709

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tai Dam

Language: Tai Dam - (blt)

Alternate Name(s): Black Tai, Lao Thai, Tai Meuiy, Tai Muei

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Laos

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

Population: 65,000

Global Population: 962,000

PEID: 20944

ROP: 109709

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Black Thai of Laos, numbering 65,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tai Dam people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 962,000 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Tai Dam. The primary religion practiced by the Black Thai is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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