The Khang of Vietnam are also called Mo Khang. They speak a Mon Khmer language as well as the Thai language. They live in the north west of Vietnam and have lived there a long time.
The Khang do agricultural work. They grow corn and rice for example and breed animals such as pigs and cows. They make furniture and make and sell rowing boats. The Khang eat rice and vegetables and drink wine including rice wine. Tobacco is smoked by them too. The Khang also grow cotton and exchange it for clothing items.
The Khang have their houses on stilts and they use boats for transport. In the villages of the Khang, the poor and the wealthy are separated from each other.
The Khang have a series of ceremonies regards marriage and on death they share the belongings of those that have died. The Khang have festivals such as the Lunar New Year. They like songs and poems too. The family leader plays a big part in family life.
The Khang believe in spirits and that a person has five spirits with the main one becoming a good one after death while the other four become bad ones. They worship the spirits of their parents.
* Pray that the Khang family leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their families to Salvation too.
* Pray that Christian materials will bring many of the Khang to Jesus Christ.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Khang|
|People Name in Country||Khang|
|Population in Vietnam||15,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Bren, Hang, Kháng, Ksakautenh, Quang Lam, Tayhay, Teng, Xa Ai, Xa Bung, Xa Dang, Xa Don, Xa Hoc, Xa Khao, Xa Tu-lang, Xa Xua|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||North, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, and Lao Cai provinces. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Khang (15,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kjm Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Primary Dialect||Khang Clau|
|Dialect Code||11943 Global Recordings Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Khang|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.04 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|