Tho in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Tho only in Vietnam






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tho of Vietnam are from migrant groups of that country. They speak a Viet-Muong language but they usually can speak Vietnamese. They use modern day writing. The Tho work in agriculture and fish and hunt to get a living. They eat rice.

The Tho live mainly in large villages in the west parts of Nghe An Province. Their houses are built on stilts though many are now having their houses on the ground. They carry small items in baskets while oxen carry larger objects.

The Tho have a village chief who looks after community matters and tax collection. They marry mainly among themselves rather than between their community and other communities. Upon the birth of a baby, the midwife gives the baby a name. No stranger is allowed in the home until a month after the birth. They worship those among them who have just died as well as their ancestors, spirits and Buddha.

The Tho like to dance and play chess. The Chinese New Year is the main holiday among them. They have used the lunar calendar though the Western one is now being used.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the village chiefs will come to Salvation and lead others of the Tho to Jesus Christ,
* Pray for complete freedom for the gospel message to be given in Vietnam.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tho (Toh)
People Name in Country Tho
Population in Vietnam 83,000
World Population 83,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Thổ
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Mon-Khmer
People Name General Tho (Toh)
Ethnic Code AUG03z
People ID 19528
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 North Nghe An Province, highland areas. Cuoi Cham in Tan Ky District, Tan Hop commune.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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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)
Tho (83,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tho 83,000
For Primary Language: Tho

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 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
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 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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