Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tai

Language: Phu Thai - (pht)

Alternate Name(s): Lao Thai

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Laos

Also found in: Thailand; Vietnam

Population: 248,000

Global Population: 912,000

PEID: 9164

ROP: 108016

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Phu Thai of Laos, numbering 248,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tai people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 912,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Phu Thai. The primary religion practiced by the Phu Thai is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.

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