Ngai in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Ngai only in Vietnam

Population

1,600

Christian

3.0%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Ngai people are originally from Guangxi, China, and some of them migrated south into Vietnam. Ngai people have never considered themselves Hakka. Because no one, including Chinese people, knows how to categorize the Ngai people, they were simply categorized as Hakka. However, the Hakka language is not similar to the Ngai language.


Where are they Located?

A few Ngai people live in Canada, Australia and the United States. In the U.S. you can find most Ngai people settled in Sacramento and Los Angeles County. In Vietnam, most Ngai people live in Dong Nai Province and Saigon and a few of them live elsewhere in Vietnam.


What are Their Lives Like?

Most Ngai people are farmers. They also make their living through fishing, including crabs, shellfish and turtles. They celebrate lunar New Year and moon day festivals. During the holiday they have a lion dance and a dragon dance, eat moon cakes and light firecrackers.


What are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is ancestor worship. They also worship Tin Hau, a goddess to fishermen. They venerate spirits from the sea, including a mythical dragon.


References

Some information from "The Peoples of Vietnam" by Asian Minorities Outreach, 1998.



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Ngai
People Name in Country Ngai
Population in Vietnam 1,600
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lau Man, Le, Ngai Hac Ca
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Chinese
People Name General Ngai
Ethnic Code MSY42z
Country Vietnam
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Ha Bac, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Bac Thai provinces, and Ho Chi Minh City

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chinese, Yue: Cantonese (1,600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chinese, Yue: Cantonese 1,600
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
3.0%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
97.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
75.00%
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