The Ethnic Thai of Thailand

Population: 57 million
Main Trade: Farming and fishing
Main Religion: Buddhism, influenced by traditional rituals
Key Challenges: Globalisation, urbanisation and influences from alternative spiritualities
Fact: Depending on which tone you use Khao (pronounced cow) can mean white, rice or the news.


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Living among the Ethnic Thai people

“‘Saving face’ for Ethnic Thais is based upon an inherent characteristic of being ‘kreng jai’, which is to be extremely considerate to others’ feelings. This makes Thailand a friendly nation and a land of smiles.

As our team seeks to share the Gospel, we often encounter this response of ‘kreang jai’ with politeness and smiles. This means that it takes time for deep relationships to be built, and for Ethnic Thai people to understand the truth of God’s Word. Please pray for the local believers and our team as we seek to contextually share the Gospel in a way that affirms the ‘kreang jai’ of the culture, while speaking the truth in love.” - Muana, Team Leader

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