Krung in Cambodia

Joshua Project has identified the Krung only in Cambodia





Largest Religion

Main Language



Indigenous ethnic groups of the mountains are known collectively as "Montagnards", and the Krung are one of these. They are culturally distant from modern Khmers. Most of these groups are matrilineal, tracing ancestry through maternal rather than paternal bloodlines. The Krung are very poor, with little access to schooling, health care, and electricity. Traditionally the Krung depend heavily on the forest for their livelihood and grow upland dry rice. Cash crops like cashew nuts and cassava provide limited income. Hunting, fishing, and raising animals provide protein in their diet. Rolling forested hills of red volcanic earth cover much of the Krung homeland and several major rivers traverse flat floodplains. They are not Buddhists, but practice their traditional religion.

Ministry Obstacles

The literacy rate of these poor people suggests the need for oral presentations of the Gospel. Bible portions are also available in their language.

Outreach Ideas

Located somewhat nearby is the Jarai people group, with a larger number of believers. Pray they won't keep the gospel blessing to themselves, but rather that they would share it with their Krung neighbors.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for the few Krung who would identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will understand what it means to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord, not mixing traditional beliefs with the purity of the Gospel.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for fair treatment for the Krung by the government of Cambodia, protecting their land from encroachment by logging companies.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-06-17
People Name General Krung
People Name in Country Krung
Population in Cambodia 24,000
World Population 24,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kroeung, Kru'ng
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Mon-Khmer
People Name General Krung
Ethnic Code AUG03z
People ID 11254
Country Cambodia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces, Laos-Cambodia border area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kru'ng 2 (24,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kru'ng 2 24,000
For Primary Language: Kru'ng 2

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.75 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source: Kent Helvie, Sutherlin Family Church  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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