Tai Lue in China

Unreached of the Day  2/01/2021

Tai Lue in China

The Tai Lue people live in four countries as well as China! They are part of a people that had their own kingdom in the twelfth century.

Ministry Obstacles

Each year the Tai Lue Buddhists celebrate the Songkran Festival when people splash water over each other, symbolizing the cleansing of sin from the previous year and a fresh start for the new year. This is very common for all Southeast Asian Buddhists, and it provides them with a false sense of cleansing from sin.

Outreach Ideas

Believers from similar people groups can develop culturally appropriate songs and skits to spread the name of Jesus Christ in Tai Lue villages.

Scripture Focus

"You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you."  Nehemiah 9:6

Scripture Prayer

May the hearing of God’s word lead to this people group understanding who God is and the fact that He gave them life.

Prayer Focus

In the early 1920s, persecution against new believers forced them to construct their own village, Bannalee, which remains Christian today. The Tai Lue New Testament was first translated in 1933 and reprinted in 1992 and 1996 for Tai Lue believers in China and Myanmar. Pray for an abundance of evangelists to help the Tai Lue people to begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that thousands would soon line up along the Mekong River having their sins washed away and their lives refreshed by Christ for eternity. Pray that the Scripture portions that are in their dialect would be spread far and wide in Tai Lue communities.



People Name Tai Lue
Pronunciationtie LOO
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 814,000
World Population 1,110,400
Language Lu
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image