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Number of Speakers
22 million people in Thailand, with 1 million more worldwide
Where It's Spoken
Primarily spoken in Thailand
Thai – An Overview
Thailand is 95% Buddhist as Thai people say that “to be Thai is to be Buddhist.” Remaining as one of the most spiritually resistant countries in the world, the Thai people think that “Christianity is only for Westerners,” with very little access to Christian churches, even in large cities. Eighty-eight percent of the entire Thai population are still considered unreached.
Thailand is considered to have an aging population, with a median age of 39. It is a relatively egalitarian society in social and family matters.
Although Buddhism is deeply and actively entwined in Thai culture, Thailand does not have an official religion and allows people of other religions to operate and proselytize freely. After Thailand, the second largest community of Thai speakers is in the United States.
Story of Impact
N: “I would like to listen about God at church. There is no church that preaches in Thai in my district; therefore…I listen to the radio regularly.”