Coong in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Coong only in Vietnam






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Coong or Cong in Vietnam speak Cong and Thai. They originally came from Laos. They are cultivators. They grow cotton which they trade for textiles. They make mats and baskets among other items. The Cong travel in boats. Their staple cereal is rice.

The Cong live in houses on stilts. Women are enjoy high position and respect in their families. They are monogamous and have marriage ceremonies. Women are sitting down when having babies. Pregnant women use herbal medicines. For the dead, a ritual specialist performs the service, believing the soul goes to the ancestors.

The Cong worship ancestors and have festivals and ceremonies. Customs are passed down from one generation to another. They like to sing and dance at weddings and other ceremonies. Their children play games with bamboo toys.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Vietnamese Christians will lead the Cong to Jesus Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Coong
People Name in Country Coong
Population in Vietnam 2,300
World Population 2,300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cống
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 Lai Chau Province, Muong Te District, east of Sila, south of Mang. 4 villages at Ban Nam Luong in Xa Can Ho, Bo Lech in Xa Can Ho, Nam Kha Co area at Ban Bo, Muong Tong at Nam Ke near the Lao border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2006

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Coong (2,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Coong 2,300
For Primary Language: Coong

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 0.00 %)
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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