Country: Vietnam

Number of People Groups

118

People Groups Unreached

67 (56.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

96,419,000

Population in Unreached

8,681,000 (9.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

10.1%

% Evangelical

2.23%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.6%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Akha 23,000 558,000 Akha Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Alu 3,900 15,000 Nisu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.19 % 0.00 %
 Arem 100 900 Arem Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahnar 197,000 197,000 Bahnar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 10.38 % -
Bih 500 500 Rade Buddhism 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Brao 400 37,000 Lave Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 10.00 % -
 British 4,300 52,418,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bru, Eastern 67,000 114,000 Bru, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.52 % -
 Cao Lan, San Chay 191,000 242,000 Cao Lan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.36 % -
 Cham, Eastern 87,000 88,000 Cham, Eastern Hinduism 5.00 % 1.10 %
 Cham, Western 31,000 301,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Choro 30,000 30,000 Chrau Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 34.80 % -
 Churu 22,000 22,000 Chru Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 27.71 % -
 Chut 6,700 7,100 Chut Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Co 13,000 13,000 Cua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.23 % -
Coong 2,400 2,400 Coong Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 E-de, Rade 369,000 372,000 Rade Christianity 80.00 % 49.00 % -
En 300 300 En Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Eurasian 478,000 1,826,000 French Christianity 59.00 % 2.00 % -
 French 5,700 50,070,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
Gelao, Green 1,900 1,900 Gelao, Green Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gelao, Red 200 200 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gelao, White 200 200 Duoluo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Giay 65,000 72,000 Bouyei Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.02 %
 Halang 17,000 23,000 Halang Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.62 % -
Halang Doan 3,600 6,700 Halang Doan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.90 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,072,000 79,036,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, general 868,000 12,984,000 Vietnamese Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hani 24,000 782,000 Hani Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.01 %
Haroi 44,000 44,000 Haroi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.11 %
 Hmong Bua 25,000 95,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Hmong Daw 1,153,000 2,069,000 Hmong Daw Christianity 51.00 % 35.00 % -
Hmong Do Unknown Unknown Hmong Do Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.00 % -
Hmong Don Unknown Unknown Hmong Don Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Hmong Njua 161,000 752,000 Hmong Njua Christianity 50.00 % 33.00 % -
 Hmong Shua, Sinicized 2,500 355,000 Sinicized Miao Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Hre 142,000 142,000 Hre Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.91 % -
 Hung 500 4,100 Hung Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Indonesian 4,400 9,810,000 Indonesian Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Iu Mien 274,000 1,653,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.09 % -
 Japanese 9,600 124,941,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jarai 458,000 483,000 Jarai Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.33 % -
 Jeh 18,000 29,000 Jeh Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 38.06 % -
 Katu, Eastern 63,000 63,000 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 16,000 16,000 Khang Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.04 %
Khao 18,000 18,000 Khao Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
 Khmer 1,312,000 16,181,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 % 26 
 Khmu 86,000 833,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.16 %
 Khua 5,300 9,600 Khua Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Kim Mun 211,000 552,000 Kim Mun Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Koho 187,000 187,000 Koho Christianity 75.00 % 39.58 % -
 Korean 85,000 80,909,000 Korean Non-Religious 27.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kucong 7,900 52,000 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 %
 Lachi 8,900 12,000 Lachi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lachi, White 2,300 2,300 Lachi, White Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
Laghuu 400 400 Laghuu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Laha 9,100 9,100 Laha Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.08 %
 Lahu 11,000 583,000 Lahu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Lao 17,000 3,603,000 Lao Buddhism 3.40 % 2.60 % -
 Maa 46,000 46,000 Maa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 5.00 % -
 Maleng 300 900 Maleng Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mang 4,100 4,700 Mang Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.83 %
Mantsi 1,300 1,300 Mantsi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Miao, Hua 4,300 789,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Mnong, Central 39,000 84,000 Mnong, Central Christianity 75.00 % 49.00 % -
Mnong, Eastern 36,000 36,000 Mnong, Eastern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.59 % -
 Mnong, Southern 36,000 36,000 Mnong, Southern Christianity 70.00 % 48.00 % -
Monom 6,500 6,500 Monom Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Muong 1,414,000 1,414,000 Muong Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.05 % 28 
Na-Meo 1,400 1,400 Na-Meo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ngai 1,700 1,700 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 %
 Nguon 2,300 29,000 Nguon Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nung 1,093,000 1,094,000 Nung Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.13 % 21 
 O-Du 400 1,000 O'du Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
Pa Di 400 1,400 Pa Di Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 %
 Pacoh 19,000 41,000 Pacoh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.17 %
 Pathen, Baheng 7,700 56,000 Pa-Hng Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 2.00 %
 Phu Thai 249,000 1,009,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 4.50 % 2.50 % -
 Phula 12,000 19,000 Phula Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.36 %
 Phunoi, Cong 2,000 42,000 Phunoi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Phuong 19,000 19,000 Phuong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Puoc, Xinh Mun 24,000 37,000 Puoc Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qabiao 800 1,300 Qabiao Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
Rengao 20,000 20,000 Rengao Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.12 % -
 Roglai, Cacgia 3,600 3,600 Roglai, Cacgia Ethnic Religions 29.00 % 0.20 % -
Roglai, Northern 63,000 63,000 Roglai, Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 8.62 % -
 Roglai, Southern 51,000 51,000 Roglai, Southern Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.62 % -
 Romam 500 500 Romam Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 %
 San Diu 155,000 155,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.34 %
 Sedang 125,000 126,000 Sedang Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.55 % -
 Sila 800 3,900 Sila Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Stieng, Budeh 38,000 38,000 Stieng, Budeh Christianity 70.00 % 48.00 % -
 Stieng, Bulo 46,000 54,000 Stieng, Bulo Christianity 80.00 % 48.00 % -
 Ta'oih 23,000 70,000 Ta'oih, Upper Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.75 %
 Tai Daeng 167,000 192,000 Tai Daeng Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 0.35 %
 Tai Dam 834,000 911,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 1.40 % 0.06 % 16 
 Tai Do 400 4,000 Tai Yo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tai Don, White Tai 334,000 461,000 Tai Don Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.25 %
 Tai Lue 6,200 1,091,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan 108,000 710,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 %
 Tai Pao 10,000 12,000 Tai Pao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tai Thanh 24,000 24,000 Tai Thanh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Takua 6,500 6,500 Takua Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.40 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 9,700 2,718,000 Tamil Hinduism 10.00 % 0.40 % -
 Tay 1,837,000 2,009,000 Tay Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 36 
Tay Sa Pa 400 400 Tay Sa Pa Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tay Tac Unknown Unknown Tay Tac Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
Tho 85,000 85,000 Tho Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Thu Lao 200 200 Thu Lao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Todrah 6,500 6,500 Todrah Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 0.30 % -
Trieng 20,000 20,000 Trieng Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Tsun-Lao 14,000 14,000 Tsun-Lao Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.08 %
 Vietnamese 81,030,000 85,103,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 % -
 Zhuang, Yongnan 12,000 2,057,000 Zhuang, Yongnan Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.16 %
 Zhuang, Zuojiang 423,000 2,134,000 Zhuang, Zuojiang Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.14 %
  Totals:  118 96,419,000       67   10.15 % 2.23 % 209 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 96,491,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   96,419,000 118 67 56.8 % 8,681,000 9.0 % 0
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akha ahk 1 1 Complete Bible
Arem aem 1 1
Bahnar bdq 1 0 Complete Bible
Bouyei pcc 1 1 Bible Portions
Bru, Eastern bru 1 0 Complete Bible
Cao Lan mlc 1 0
Cham, Eastern cjm 1 1 New Testament
Cham, Western cja 1 1
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 2 1 Complete Bible
Chrau crw 1 0 New Testament
Chru cje 1 0 New Testament
Chut scb 1 1
Coong cnc 1 1
Cua cua 1 0 Bible Portions
Duoluo giw 1 1
En enc 1 1
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
Gelao, Green giq 1 1
Halang hal 1 0 Bible Portions
Halang Doan hld 1 0
Hani hni 1 1
Hanoi Sign Language hab 1 0
Haroi hro 1 1
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Do hmv 1 0
Hmong Don hmf 1 0
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Hre hre 1 0 Complete Bible
Hung hnu 1 1
Indonesian ind 1 1 Complete Bible
Iu Mien ium 2 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Jarai jra 1 0 Complete Bible
Jeh jeh 1 0 New Testament
Katu, Eastern ktv 1 1 New Testament
Katua kta 1 0
Kayong kxy 1 0
Khang kjm 1 1 Bible Portions
Khao xao 1 0
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 1 1 Bible Portions
Khua xhv 1 1
Kim Mun mji 1 1
Koho kpm 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kucong lkc 1 1
Lachi lbt 1 1
Lachi, White lwh 1 1
Laghuu lgh 1 1
Laha lha 1 1
Lahu lhu 1 1 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 0 Complete Bible
Lave brb 1 0 Bible Portions
Lu khb 1 1 New Testament
Maa cma 1 0
Maleng pkt 1 1
Mang zng 1 1
Mantsi nty 1 1
Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster cqd 2 1 Complete Bible
Mnong, Central cmo 1 0 New Testament
Mnong, Eastern mng 1 0 Bible Portions
Mnong, Southern mnn 1 0
Monom moo 1 0
Muong mtq 1 1 Bible Portions
Na-Meo neo 1 1
Nguon nuo 1 1
Nisu, Eastern nos 1 1
Nung nut 1 1 Bible Portions
O'du tyh 1 0
Pa Di pdi 1 1
Pa-Hng pha 1 1
Pacoh pac 1 1 Bible Portions
Phu Thai pht 1 0
Phula phh 1 1
Phunoi pho 1 1
Phuong phg 1 0
Puoc puo 1 1
Qabiao laq 1 1
Rade rad 2 1 Complete Bible
Rengao ren 1 0 Bible Portions
Roglai, Cacgia roc 1 0
Roglai, Northern rog 1 0 Bible Portions
Roglai, Southern rgs 1 0
Romam rmx 1 1
Sedang sed 1 0 Bible Portions
Sila slt 1 1
Sinicized Miao hmz 1 0
Stieng, Budeh stt 1 0 New Testament
Stieng, Bulo sti 1 0 Bible Portions
Ta'oih, Upper tth 1 1
Tai Daeng tyr 1 1
Tai Dam blt 1 1 New Testament
Tai Don twh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Nua tdd 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Pao tpo 1 1
Tai Thanh tmm 1 1
Tai Yo tyj 1 1
Takua tkz 1 0
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Tay tyz 1 1 Bible Portions
Tay Sa Pa tys 1 1
Tay Tac tyt 1 1
Tho tou 1 1
Thu Lao tyl 1 1
Todrah tdr 1 0
Trieng stg 1 1
Tsun-Lao tsl 1 1
Vietnamese vie 2 0 Complete Bible
Zhuang, Yongnan zyn 1 1
Zhuang, Zuojiang zzj 1 1
Totals: 112 118 67   20 22 31 69 9

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
51.6 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.2 %)
10.1 %
Ethnic Religions
11.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
21.3 %
Other / Small Religions
5.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
18.2 %
Roman Catholic
73.4 %
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
  • Christian ministry in Vietnam
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Vietnam Statistics
People Groups 118
Unreached People Groups 67  (56.8%)
Population 96,419,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Population in Unreached 8,681,000  (9.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 209
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 10.1%
Percent Evangelical 2.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 33%
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code VM
Official Language(s) Vietnamese
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,821,000
Persecution Ranking 18 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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