Muslims are a small minority in this Buddhist majority country and constitute about 0.01% of the population. Muslims are visible in the capital, Vientiane, that also has a Jama Masjid.
The Muslim population is mostly engaged in trade and manage meat shops. A small community of Cham Muslims from Cambodia who escaped the Khmer Rouge is also found. Muslims live primarily in urban areas. 
- ^ “2008 Report on International Religious Freedom,” Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, United States Department of State, September 2008.