Country: Vietnam

Number of People Groups

118

People Groups Unreached

69 (58.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

95,332,000

Population in Unreached

8,585,000 (9.0%)

Literacy Rate

95 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

9.6%

% Evangelical

1.83%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Akha 22,000 557,000 Akha Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Alu 3,800 15,000 Nisu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.19 % 0.00 %
 Arem 100 900 Arem Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahnar 194,000 194,000 Bahnar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 10.38 %
Bih 500 500 Rade Buddhism 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Bouyei, Bo Y 1,900 2,766,000 Bouyei Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Brao 400 37,000 Lave Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 10.00 %
 British 4,200 51,834,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Bru, Eastern 66,000 88,000 Bru, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.52 %
 Cao Lan, San Chay 189,000 239,000 Cao Lan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.36 %
 Cham, Eastern 86,000 87,000 Cham, Eastern Hinduism 5.00 % 1.10 %
 Cham, Western 31,000 298,000 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 6,600 7,000 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 365,000 368,000 Rade Christianity 80.00 % 49.00 %
En 200 200 En Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Eurasian 472,000 1,807,000 French Christianity 59.00 % 2.00 %
 French 5,700 49,762,000 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 60,000 405,000 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 1,060,000 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 859,000 858,191,000 Vietnamese Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Hani 24,000 768,000 Hani Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.01 %
Haroi 44,000 44,000 Haroi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.11 %
 Hmong Bua 25,000 93,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.50 %
 Hmong Daw 269,000 1,046,000 Hmong Daw Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 16.00 %
Hmong Don Unknown Unknown Hmong Don Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Hmong Du Unknown Unknown Hmong Do Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 %
 Hmong Njua 159,000 675,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 16.00 %
 Hmong Shua, Sinicized 2,400 348,000 Sinicized Miao Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Hre 140,000 140,000 Hre Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.91 %
 Hung 500 2,500 Hung Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Indonesian 4,300 6,685,000 Indonesian Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Iu Mien 271,000 1,624,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.09 %
 Japanese 9,400 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jarai 453,000 478,000 Jarai Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.33 %
 Katu, Eastern 62,000 62,000 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 18,000 18,000 Khao Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 %
 Khmer 1,297,000 15,966,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 %
 Khmu 85,000 875,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.16 %
 Khua 5,300 9,700 Khua Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Kim Mun 209,000 544,000 Kim Mun Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Koho 185,000 185,000 Koho Christianity 75.00 % 39.58 %
 Kucong 7,800 51,000 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 %
 Lachi 8,800 11,000 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 9,000 9,000 Laha Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.08 %
 Lahu 11,000 581,000 Lahu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Lao 16,000 3,516,000 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 4,300 774,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Mnong, Central 38,000 83,000 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 1,399,000 1,399,000 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 2,200 4,300 Nguon Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nung 1,081,000 1,082,000 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 7,600 55,000 Pa-Hng Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 2.00 %
 Phu Thai 247,000 1,017,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 4.50 % 2.50 %
Phula 12,000 19,000 Phula Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.36 %
 Phunoi, Cong 1,900 58,000 Phunoi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Phuong 18,000 18,000 Phuong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Puoc, Xinh Mun 24,000 39,000 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 500 500 Romam Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 %
 San Diu 154,000 154,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.34 %
 Sedang 124,000 125,000 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 46,000 54,000 Stieng, Bulo Christianity 80.00 % 48.00 %
 Ta'oih 22,000 69,000 Ta'oih, Upper Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.75 %
 Tai Daeng 165,000 207,000 Tai Daeng Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 0.35 %
 Tai Dam 825,000 951,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 1.40 % 0.06 %
 Tai Do 400 10,000 Tai Yo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tai Don, White Tai 330,000 646,000 Tai Don Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.25 %
 Tai Lue 6,100 1,104,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan 107,000 742,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 %
 Tai Pao 10,000 15,000 Tai Pao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tai Thanh 24,000 24,000 Tai Thanh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Takua 6,400 6,400 Takua Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.40 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 9,600 7,317,000 Tamil Hinduism 10.00 % 0.40 %
 Tay 1,817,000 1,986,000 Tay Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 %
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 84,000 84,000 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 14,000 14,000 Tsun-Lao Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.08 %
 Vietnamese 81,071,000 84,970,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 %
 Zhuang, Yongnan 12,000 2,018,000 Zhuang, Yongnan Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.16 %
 Zhuang, Zuojiang 419,000 2,098,000 Zhuang, Zuojiang Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.14 %
  Totals:  118 95,332,000       69   9.62 % 1.83 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 83,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 95,415,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akha ahk 1 1 Complete
Arem aem 1 1
Bahnar bdq 1 0 Complete
Bouyei pcc 2 2
Bru, Eastern bru 1 0 Complete
Cao Lan mlc 1 0
Cham, Eastern cjm 1 1 Portions
Cham, Western cja 1 1
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Yue yue 2 1 Complete
Chrau crw 1 0 NT
Chru cje 1 0 NT
Chut scb 1 1
Coong cnc 1 1
Cua cua 1 0 Portions
Duoluo giw 1 1
En enc 1 1
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 2 0 Complete
Gelao, Green giq 1 1
Halang hal 1 0 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
Hmong Do hmv 1 0
Hmong Don hmf 1 0
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete
Hre hre 1 0 NT
Hung hnu 1 1
Indonesian ind 1 1 Complete
Iu Mien ium 2 1 Complete
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete
Jarai jra 1 0 Complete
Jeh jeh 1 0 NT
Katu, Eastern ktv 1 1 NT
Katua kta 1 0
Kayong kxy 1 0
Khang kjm 1 1 Portions
Khao xao 1 0
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete
Khmu kjg 1 1 Portions
Khua xhv 1 1
Kim Mun mji 1 1
Koho kpm 1 0 Complete
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
Lao lao 1 0 Complete
Lave brb 1 0 Portions
Lu khb 1 1 NT
Maa cma 1 0
Maleng pkt 1 1
Mang zng 1 1
Mantsi nty 1 1
Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster cqd 2 1
Mnong, Central cmo 1 0 Complete
Mnong, Eastern mng 1 0 Portions
Mnong, Southern mnn 1 0
Monom moo 1 0
Muong mtq 1 1 Portions
Na-Meo neo 1 1
Nguon nuo 1 1
Nisu, Eastern nos 1 1
Nung nut 1 1 Portions
O'du tyh 1 0
Pa Di pdi 1 1
Pa-Hng pha 1 1
Pacoh pac 1 1 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
Rengao ren 1 0 Portions
Roglai, Cacgia roc 1 0
Roglai, Northern rog 1 0 Portions
Roglai, Southern rgs 1 0
Romam rmx 1 1
Sedang sed 1 0
Sila slt 1 1
Sinicized Miao hmz 1 1
Stieng, Budeh stt 1 0
Stieng, Bulo sti 1 0 Portions
Ta'oih, Upper tth 1 1
Tai Daeng tyr 1 1
Tai Dam blt 1 1 NT
Tai Don twh 1 1 Portions
Tai Nua tdd 1 1 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
Tay tyz 1 1 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
Zhuang, Yongnan zyn 1 1
Zhuang, Zuojiang zzj 1 1
Totals: 111 118 69   15 20 30 67 8

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
52.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
9.6 %
Ethnic Religions
10.9 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
21.5 %
Other / Small Religions
5.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
14.7 %
Roman Catholic
77.4 %
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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Vietnam Statistics
People Groups 118
Unreached People Groups 69  (58.5%)
Population 95,332,000
Population in Unreached 8,585,000  (9.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 225 to 311
Urbanization 33%
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code VM
Official National Language Vietnamese
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,767,000
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 9.6%
Percent Evangelical 1.8%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 17 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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