Trieng in Vietnam

Joshua Project has identified the Trieng only in Vietnam





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Gie Trieng of Vietnam are known by names like the Gieng and the Trieng. The Gie Trieng speak in a Mon-Khmer language and write in Latin script.

Where Are they Located?

They live mainly in Kon Tum province and in the mountains of Ngoc Ling where they have lived for a long time. One of the places the Trieng live is in the Giang region. The Gie Trieng usually live in big houses that are on stilts.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gie Trieng grow rice. They also cultivate corn and many other products. They breed cattle, chickens and pigs amongst several animals. The Gie Trieng are hunters and also excel in embroidery. They eat meat, fish and soup. They drink water and wine including rice wine.

Trieng village elders are respected for their experience. They use the lunar calendar and they love to use the gong as an instrument and combine it with other musical instruments too.

Provided there is nothing contrary to the Gie Trieng way of life, young people decide themselves who to marry. There are many things that have to be done when a couple marries. Regarding the birth of a baby, the husband has to build a forest hut for his wife to give birth in. The woman has to give birth herself and wait ten days to bring the baby home and then a ritual is performed.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gie Trieng are animists and they have many gods like those of fire, water, sun and sky. They believe spirits are important. The blood of animals is used for sacrifices.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Gie Trieng village elders come to Salvation and bring others from the people group to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Gie Trieng come to know that sacrifices are not necessary and that Jesus Christ has sacrificed His life for them.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Trieng
People Name in Country Trieng
Population in Vietnam 19,000
World Population 19,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster Mon-Khmer
People Name General Trieng
Ethnic Code AUg03z
People ID 20454
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Trieng (19,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Trieng 19,000
For Primary Language: Trieng

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 0.40 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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