Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam





Largest Religion

Main Language



The Zhuang are the largest minority group in China, linguistically separated into 16 Zhuang language groups. Those speaking the Zuojiang Zhuang language are mostly located in SE China, but a sizable group resides in extreme NE Vietnam. They are typically engaged in agriculture, and are known as "people of the soil". A newly married woman stays with her parents until after the birth of the first child. Only then does she go to live with her husband in his village. The Zhuang are careful not to offend the spirit world that surrounds them. They believe in the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.

Ministry Obstacles

No scripture has been reported to have been translated into the Zuojiang Zhuang language. In fact, only one of the 16 Zhuang languages is reported to have scripture portions available.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the Lord will lead some of the millions of Han Chinese believers to take the Gospel of Christ to the Zhuang, not only in China but reaching into Vietnam as well.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Zhuang people, that they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Pray they will become strong in numbers and in Christian maturity, sufficient to make a real impact among their own people.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the supersitious Zhuang will be set free from the spirit world and will be given a heart to seek the living God.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Zhuang, Zuojiang (Zhoo-ung)
People Name in Country Zhuang, Zuojiang
Population in Vietnam 412,000
World Population 2,094,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Zhuang
People Name General Zhuang, Zuojiang (Zhoo-ung)
Ethnic Code MSY49a
People ID 19687
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 Lang Son Province..   Source:  Ethnologue 17th Edition
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Zhuang, Zuojiang (412,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Zhuang, Zuojiang 412,000
For Primary Language: Zhuang, Zuojiang

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 0.14 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
9.80 %
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 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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