Country: Vietnam

Number of People Groups

119

People Groups Unreached

72

Total Population

93,026,000

Unreached Population

8,532,000

% Christian Adherent

9.5%

% Evangelical

1.8 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Akha 1,600 Akha E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
 Alu 3,700 Nisu, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Arem 100 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baheng, Pa-Hng 7,400 Pa-Hng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bahnar 189,000 Bahnar E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 10.4 %
 Bouyei, Bo Y 1,900 Bouyei E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Brao 400 Lave E Ethnic Religions 13.0 % 10.0 %
 British 4,100 English Christianity 61.0 % 8.0 %
 Bru, Eastern 57,000 Bru, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 9.5 %
 Cao Lan, San Chay 184,000 Cao Lan E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 6.4 %
 Cham, Eastern 84,000 Cham, Eastern Hinduism 5.0 % 1.1 %
 Cham, Western 30,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Chrau, Choro 7,300 Chrau E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 34.8 %
 Chru 21,000 Chru E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 27.7 %
 Chut 4,600 Chut E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Co 13,000 Cua E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.2 %
Coong 2,300 Coong E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 10.0 % 1.0 %
En 200 En E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
 Eurasian 460,000 French Christianity 59.0 % 2.0 %
 French 5,500 French Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
Gelao, Green 1,900 Gelao, Green E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gelao, Red 200 Gelao, Red E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gelao, White 200 Duoluo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Giay, Nhang 59,000 Bouyei E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Halang 16,000 Halang E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 6.6 %
Halang Doan 3,400 Halang Doan E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.9 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,034,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 837,000 Vietnamese Non-Religious 7.0 % 5.7 %
 Hani 21,000 Hani E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
Haroi, Bahnar Cham 43,000 Haroi E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.1 %
 Hmong Bua 24,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 2.5 %
 Hmong Daw 684,000 Hmong Daw E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 16.0 %
 Hmong Leng, Red Meo 233,000 Miao, Western Xiangxi E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Hmong Njua 156,000 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 16.0 %
 Hmong Shuad 2,400 Sinicized Miao E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.0 %
 Hre 99,000 Hre E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 5.9 %
 Hung 500 Hung E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Indonesian 4,200 Indonesian Islam 2.0 % 0.1 %
 Iu Mien 264,000 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.1 %
 Japanese 9,200 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Jarai 254,000 Jarai E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 26.3 %
 Jeh 18,000 Jeh E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 38.1 %
 Katu, Eastern 61,000 Katu, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.9 %
Katua 4,200 Katua E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.0 %
Kayong 26,000 Kayong E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 0.5 %
 Khang 15,000 Khang E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
Khao 17,000 Khao E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 4.0 %
 Khmer, Central 1,265,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.0 % 1.6 %
 Khmu 68,000 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Khua 5,200 Khua E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Kim Mun 204,000 Kim Mun E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Koho 181,000 Koho Christianity 75.0 % 39.6 %
 Kucong 7,600 Kucong Buddhism 2.0 % 1.2 %
 Lachi 11,000 Lachi E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
Lachi, White 2,200 Lachi, White E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
Laghuu 300 Laghuu E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.0 %
 Laha 6,800 Laha E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Lahu 11,000 Lahu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
 Lahu Shi, Yellow Lahu 8,200 Lahu Shi Buddhism 2.0 % 1.8 %
 Lao 184,000 Lao Buddhism 3.4 % 2.6 %
 Ma 40,000 Maa Christianity 65.0 % 45.2 %
 Maleng 300 Maleng E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mang 3,200 Mang E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.8 %
Mantsi 1,300 Mantsi E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
 Miao, Hua 4,200 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.0 %
 Mnong, Central 37,000 Mnong, Central Christianity 75.0 % 49.0 %
Mnong, Eastern 35,000 Mnong, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 20.6 %
 Mnong, Southern 35,000 Mnong, Southern Christianity 70.0 % 48.0 %
Monom 6,300 Monom E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.5 %
 Muong 1,364,000 Muong E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
Na-Meo 1,300 Na-Meo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ngai 1,600 Chinese, Yue E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.0 %
 Nguon 1,100 Nguon E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Nung, Highland Nung 1,054,000 Nung E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
 O-Du 400 O'du E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Pa Di 400 Pa Di E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.0 %
 Pacoh, River Van Kieu 18,000 Pacoh E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Phu Thai 240,000 Phu Thai E Ethnic Religions 4.5 % 2.5 %
Phula, Phukha 5,500 Phula E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.4 %
Phuong 18,000 Phuong E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Qabiao 800 Qabiao E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Rade 191,000 Rade Christianity 80.0 % 49.0 %
Rengao 19,000 Rengao E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.1 %
 Roglai, Cacgia 3,500 Roglai, Cacgia E Ethnic Religions 29.0 % 0.2 %
Roglai, Northern 61,000 Roglai, Northern E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 8.6 %
Roglai, Southern 49,000 Roglai, Southern E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 8.6 %
 Romam 400 Romam E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
 Russian 9,200 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
San Diu 150,000 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.3 %
 Sedang 121,000 Sedang E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 1.6 %
 Shui, Sui 100 Sui E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sila 800 Sila E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Stieng, Budeh 36,000 Stieng, Budeh Christianity 70.0 % 48.0 %
 Stieng, Bulo 44,000 Stieng, Bulo Christianity 80.0 % 48.0 %
 Ta'oih 22,000 Ta'oih, Upper E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.8 %
 Tai Daeng, Red Tai 161,000 Tai Daeng E Ethnic Religions 1.5 % 0.3 %
 Tai Dam, Black Tai 804,000 Tai Dam E Ethnic Religions 1.4 % 0.1 %
 Tai Do 300 Tai Do E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Don, White Tai 322,000 Tai Don E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Tai Hang Tong 12,000 Tai Hang Tong E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Tai Lue 6,000 Lu Buddhism 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Tai Mao 75,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tai Thanh 23,000 Tai Thanh E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
Takua 6,300 Takua E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 0.4 %
 Tamil 9,300 Tamil Hinduism 10.0 % 0.4 %
 Tay 1,771,000 Tay E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Tay Sa Pa 300 Tay Sa Pa E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tay Tac Unknown Tay Tac E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
Tho 82,000 Tho E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Thu Lao 200 Thu Lao E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Todrah 6,300 Todrah E Ethnic Religions 26.0 % 0.3 %
Trieng 19,000 Trieng E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.4 %
 Tsun-Lao 13,000 Tsun-Lao E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Vietnamese 78,757,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.4 % 1.2 %
 Xinh Mun, Puoc 22,000 Puoc E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Zhuang, Dai 200 Zhuang, Dai E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Zhuang, Yongnan 12,000 Zhuang, Yongnan E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Zhuang, Zuojiang 408,000 Zhuang, Zuojiang E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.1 %
  Totals:  119 92,998,000 72     9.5 % 1.8 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
51.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
9.5 %
Ethnic Religions
11.5 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
21.4 %
Other / Small Religions
5.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.4 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
14.1 %
Roman Catholic
77.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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  • Church planting agencies in Vietnam
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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