Country: Vietnam

Number of People Groups

118

People Groups Unreached

69 (58.5%)

Total Population

94,313,000

Population in Unreached

8,563,000 (9.1%)

% Professing Christian

9.5%

% Evangelical

1.75 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

95 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Akha 22,000 534,000 Akha Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Alu 3,800 15,000 Nisu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.19 % 0.00 %
 Arem 100 900 Chut Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahnar 192,000 192,000 Bahnar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 10.38 %
 Bouyei, Bo Y 1,900 2,754,000 Bouyei Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Brao 400 36,000 Lave Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 10.00 %
 British 4,200 51,653,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Bru, Eastern 66,000 88,000 Bru, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.52 %
 Cao Lan, San Chay 187,000 236,000 Cao Lan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.36 %
 Cham, Eastern 85,000 86,000 Cham, Eastern Hinduism 5.00 % 1.10 %
 Cham, Western 30,000 294,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
Choro 7,400 7,400 Chrau Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 34.80 %
 Churu 21,000 21,000 Chru Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 27.71 %
 Chut 5,700 6,100 Chut Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Co 13,000 13,000 Cua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.23 %
Coong 2,300 2,300 Coong Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 10.00 % 1.00 %
 E-de, Rade 194,000 209,000 Rade Christianity 80.00 % 49.00 %
En 200 200 En Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Eurasian 467,000 1,793,000 French Christianity 59.00 % 2.00 %
 French 5,600 49,462,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
Gelao, Green 1,900 1,900 Gelao, Green Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gelao, Red 200 200 Gelao, Red Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gelao, White 200 200 Duoluo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Giay 60,000 404,000 Bouyei Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.02 %
 Gie Trieng 18,000 31,000 Jeh Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 38.06 %
 Halang 16,000 22,000 Halang Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.62 %
Halang Doan 3,500 6,600 Halang Doan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.90 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,050,000 77,310,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 850,000 854,496,000 Vietnamese Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Hani 21,000 762,000 Hani Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.01 %
Haroi 43,000 43,000 Haroi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.11 %
 Hmong Bua 25,000 93,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.50 %
 Hmong Daw 694,000 1,464,000 Hmong Daw Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 16.00 %
Hmong Do Unknown Unknown Hmong Do Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 %
Hmong Don Unknown Unknown Hmong Don Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
 Hmong Njua 158,000 669,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 16.00 %
 Hmong Shuad 2,400 346,000 Sinicized Miao Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Hre 100,000 100,000 Hre Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.91 %
 Hung 500 2,500 Hung Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Indonesian 4,300 6,621,000 Indonesian Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Iu Mien 268,000 1,616,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.09 %
 Japanese 9,400 125,003,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jarai 257,000 281,000 Jarai Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.33 %
 Katu, Eastern 61,000 61,000 Katu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.85 %
Katua 4,300 4,300 Katua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
Kayong 27,000 27,000 Kayong Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.50 %
 Khang 15,000 15,000 Khang Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.04 %
Khao 17,000 17,000 Khao Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 %
 Khmer, Central 1,284,000 15,731,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 %
 Khmu 84,000 861,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.16 %
 Khua 5,200 9,500 Khua Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Kim Mun 207,000 541,000 Kim Mun Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Koho 183,000 183,000 Koho Christianity 75.00 % 39.58 %
 Kucong 7,800 51,000 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 %
 Lachi 11,000 14,000 Lachi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lachi, White 2,300 2,300 Lachi, White Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
Laghuu 300 300 Laghuu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Laha 6,900 6,900 Laha Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.08 %
 Lahu 11,000 578,000 Lahu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Lao 187,000 3,659,000 Lao Buddhism 3.40 % 2.60 %
 Ma 41,000 41,000 Maa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 5.00 %
 Maleng 300 900 Maleng Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mang 3,200 3,800 Mang Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.83 %
Mantsi 1,300 1,300 Mantsi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Miao, Hua 4,200 771,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Mnong, Central 38,000 82,000 Mnong, Central Christianity 75.00 % 49.00 %
Mnong, Eastern 35,000 35,000 Mnong, Eastern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.59 %
 Mnong, Southern 35,000 35,000 Mnong, Southern Christianity 70.00 % 48.00 %
Monom 6,400 6,400 Monom Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 %
 Muong 1,384,000 1,384,000 Muong Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.05 %
Na-Meo 1,300 1,300 Na-Meo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ngai 1,600 1,600 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 %
 Nguon 1,100 3,100 Nguon Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nung 1,070,000 1,071,000 Nung Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.13 %
 O-Du 400 1,200 O'du Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 %
Pa Di 400 1,400 Pa Di Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 %
 Pacoh 19,000 39,000 Pacoh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.17 %
 Pathen, Baheng, Pa-Hng 7,500 55,000 Pa-Hng Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 2.00 %
 Phu Thai 244,000 1,009,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 4.50 % 2.50 %
Phula 5,600 11,000 Phula Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.36 %
 Phunoi, Cong 1,900 70,000 Phunoi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Phuong 18,000 18,000 Phuong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Puoc, Xinh Mun 24,000 38,000 Puoc Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qabiao 800 1,300 Qabiao Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
Rengao 19,000 19,000 Rengao Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.12 %
 Roglai, Cacgia 3,500 3,500 Roglai, Cacgia Ethnic Religions 29.00 % 0.20 %
Roglai, Northern 62,000 62,000 Roglai, Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 8.62 %
Roglai, Southern 50,000 50,000 Roglai, Southern Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.62 %
 Romam 400 400 Romam Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 %
San Diu 152,000 152,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.34 %
 Sedang 122,000 123,000 Sedang Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.55 %
 Sila 800 3,500 Sila Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Stieng, Budeh 37,000 37,000 Stieng, Budeh Christianity 70.00 % 48.00 %
 Stieng, Bulo 45,000 53,000 Stieng, Bulo Christianity 80.00 % 48.00 %
 Ta'oih 22,000 68,000 Ta'oih, Upper Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.75 %
 Tai Daeng 163,000 205,000 Tai Daeng Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 0.35 %
 Tai Dam 816,000 941,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 1.40 % 0.06 %
 Tai Do 300 10,000 Tai Yo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tai Don, White Tai 327,000 638,000 Tai Don Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.25 %
 Tai Lue 6,000 1,349,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Tai Nua 96,000 149,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan 86,000 664,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 %
 Tai Pao 10,000 15,000 Tai Pao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tai Thanh 23,000 23,000 Tai Thanh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Takua 6,400 6,400 Takua Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.40 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 9,500 7,259,000 Tamil Hinduism 10.00 % 0.40 %
 Tay 1,798,000 1,966,000 Tay Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 %
Tay Sa Pa 300 300 Tay Sa Pa Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tay Tac Unknown Unknown Tay Tac Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
Tho 83,000 83,000 Tho Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Thu Lao 200 200 Thu Lao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Todrah 6,400 6,400 Todrah Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 0.30 %
Trieng 19,000 19,000 Trieng Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Tsun-Lao 13,000 13,000 Tsun-Lao Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.08 %
 Vietnamese 79,956,000 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 %
 Zhuang, Yongnan 12,000 2,010,000 Zhuang, Yongnan Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.16 %
 Zhuang, Zuojiang 414,000 2,086,000 Zhuang, Zuojiang Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.14 %
  Totals:  118 94,313,000       69   9.47 % 1.75 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 131,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 94,444,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
52.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
9.5 %
Ethnic Religions
11.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
21.4 %
Other / Small Religions
5.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
14.1 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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  • Church planting agencies in Vietnam
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  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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Vietnam Statistics
People Groups 118
Unreached People Groups 69  (58.5%)
Population 94,313,000
Population in Unreached 8,563,000  (9.1%)
Urbanization 33%
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code VM
Official National Language Vietnamese
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,716,000
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 9.5%
Percent Evangelical 1.8%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 20 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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