Romam in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Romam only in Vietnam






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Romam of Vietnam speak a Mon Khmer language and Vietnamese. They have lived together for a long time and now live in one village. Many work in cultivation. They also work in cotton planting and weaving. Sticky rice is a favorite food for them. They fish too.

The Romam live in stilt houses. There are many kitchens in the houses. They carry their goods by basket using shoulder straps. They have wedding and engagement ceremonies. Divorce is not common among them. Women can have babies in their own homes but strangers are not allowed to come in. Drums are played to let the others among them know if there is bereavement.

The Romam are animists. They worship the dead as they believe this causes a better life for them. They also worship the Rice spirit who they hope will give them a better harvest. They like love songs and folk songs and stories told by elders. This may be an opportunity to give the gospel in song form and also in story form.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Romam will turn from worshipping dead spirits and false gods and turn to Jesus Christ instead.
* Pray that Vietnamese Christians will lead the Romam to salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Romam
People Name in Country Romam
Population in Vietnam 400
World Population 400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Le-ro-nam, Rơ-măm
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Mon-Khmer
People Name General Romam
Ethnic Code AUG03z
People ID 14569
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 Kon Tum province, Sa Thay district.   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)
Romam (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Romam 400
For Primary Language: Romam

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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Photo Source: Asia Harvest   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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