Kim Mun in Vietnam






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Kim Mun believe that when bad people die they go to a terrible place, their perception of hell - a thick, dark forest with no villages or clearings. It is believed that good people will go to one of several levels of heaven, depending on how much care their eldest son gives the spirit of his dead parent. The Kim Mun worship their ancestors by sacrificing pigs three times each year to honor them.

Ministry Obstacles

Scripture is not available in the language of the Kim Mun, although Gospel recordings are available. Pray for workers.

Outreach Ideas

Some of the more heavily Christianized groups in Vietnam, such as the Roglai, may be able to take the Gospel message to the Kim Mun.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few believers among the Kim Mun. Pray they will become well grounded in the faith, sure of their relationship with Christ, growing in righteousness.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray these animistic people will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins, found only through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kim Mun (Gehm-Moon)
People Name in Country Kim Mun
Population in Vietnam 206,000
World Population 542,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Asian Yao, Dao, Highland Yao, Kem Mun, Lan Dian, Lanten, Lantien, Lenten, Lowland Yao
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Yao-Mien
People Name General Kim Mun (Gehm-Moon)
Ethnic Code MSY47b
People ID 12688
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 Northeast Region.   Source:  Highland Education Development Organisation

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Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kim Mun (206,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kim Mun 206,000
For Primary Language: Kim Mun

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

Major Religion Percent
10.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
89.00 %
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: Jean Francois Perigois   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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