Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Lao

Language: Lao - (lao)

Alternate Name(s): Shan Sub-cluster, Laotian Tai

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Myanmar

Also found in: Argentina; Cambodia; Canada; France; Laos; United States; Vietnam

Population: 25,500

Global Population: 4,222,800

PEID: 9467

ROP: 105643

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Lao of Myanmar, numbering 25,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Lao people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,222,800 in 8 countries. Their primary language is Lao. The primary religion practiced by the Lao is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available