Laos Find a Bible

Population: 7,574,356

Official Language: Lao

Language Count: 98

Primary Religion: Buddhism

National Bible Society:
UBS Laos Partnership

Factbook Summary:


WatchList Rank: 22

WatchList Page: Laos

Type: Communist and Post Communist Oppression

Language Summary: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages

Ethnic Summary: Lao 53.2%, Khmou 11%, Hmong 9.2%, Phouthay 3.4%, Tai 3.1%, Makong 2.5%, Katong 2.2%, Lue 2%, Akha 1.8%, other 11.6% (2015 est.) note: the Laos Government officially recognizes 49 ethnic groups, but the total number of ethnic groups is estimated to be well over 200

Religious Summary: Buddhist 64.7%, Christian 1.7%, none 31.4%, other/not stated 2.1% (2015 est.)

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