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Eastern Lawa (Bui)

Fast Facts:
  • Languages: Eastern Lawa (Bui)

  • No. of speakers: 8,000

  • Christians: <1%

  • Location: Southeast Asia**

  • Project start date: 2015

  • Expected completion: 2030


Long-term Goals:
  • Translate full New Testament and Old Testament portions.

  • Develop materials to encourage Scripture use. 

  • Develop literacy materials and conduct literacy training.


The Eastern Lawa (Bui) people live in north Thailand. Most practise a mix of animism and Buddhism, with only a handful of Christians. This project would provide the first Scriptures for the Eastern Lawa people.

From 2015–19, a 50-story panorama of stories from the Old and New Testament was crafted help the Bui people get an overview of the story of redemption in their own language. These have been uploaded to Youtube. Literacy and written Bible translation began in 2019/20.


Project updates:


Apr 2024 - Eastern Lawa
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Jan 2024 - Eastern Lawa
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Nov 2023 - Eastern Lawa
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Jul 2023 - Eastern Lawa
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