Khang in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Khang only in Vietnam





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Khang of Vietnam are also called Mo Khang. They speak a Mon Khmer language as well as the Thai language. They live in the north west of Vietnam and have lived there a long time.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khang do agricultural work. They grow corn and rice for example and breed animals such as pigs and cows. They make furniture and make and sell rowing boats. The Khang eat rice and vegetables and drink wine including rice wine. Tobacco is smoked by them too. The Khang also grow cotton and exchange it for clothing items.

The Khang have their houses on stilts and they use boats for transport. In the villages of the Khang, the poor and the wealthy are separated from each other.

The Khang have a series of ceremonies regards marriage and on death they share the belongings of those that have died. The Khang have festivals such as the Lunar New Year. They like songs and poems too. The family leader plays a big part in family life.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khang believe in spirits and that a person has five spirits with the main one becoming a good one after death while the other four become bad ones. They worship the spirits of their parents.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Khang family leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their families to Salvation too.
* Pray that Christian materials will bring many of the Khang to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Khang
People Name in Country Khang
Population in Vietnam 15,000
World Population 15,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bren, Hang, Kháng, Ksakautenh, Quang Lam, Tayhay, Teng, Xa Ai, Xa Bung, Xa Dang, Xa Don, Xa Hoc, Xa Khao, Xa Tu-lang, Xa Xua
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Mon-Khmer
People Name General Khang
Ethnic Code AUG03z
People ID 12651
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Son La and Lai Chau provinces, Thuan Chau, Quynh Nhai, Muong La, Phong Tho, Muong Te, and Tuan Giao districts..   Source:  Peoples of Vietnam, 1998

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khang: Khang Clau (15,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Khang: Khang Clau 15,000
For Primary Language: Khang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
99.50 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Photo Source: Asia Harvest   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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