Khua in Vietnam


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Introduction / History

The Khua language is related to Bru, So and Mangkong. It is part of the Mon-Khmer family of languages.

Ethnic Khua people live in the northern part of Bouarapha District in Khammouan Province of Laos. A larger number of Khua live across the border in central Vietnam, where they are officially counted as a subgroup of the Bru-Van Kieu minority. The remote area inhabited by the Khua is part of the massive Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Until recently the Khua produced all their clothing by dyeing fibers made from crushed tree bark. Today there is a growing tendency to wear Western attire.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Numerous generations of Khua have come and gone, but each has in common the Khua's belief in spirit worship and fear of demonic powers. The Khua do not have any affection for the spirits, but believe it is absolutely necessary for them to appease and placate them in order to avoid their wrath.

Although initial research has not located any professing Christians among the Khua in Laos, it is possible that many have been exposed to the gospel because of the strong witness of Bru evangelists who live in the area.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khua people need to see the Lord’s power and love displayed through a power encounter. They need to know they can trust him above any spirit.


Prayer Points

Pray the Khua would see they do not have to live in slavery to spirits if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Ask God to send Holy Spirit anointed evangelists to specifically focus on the Khua.

Pray heart-felt worship of the King of kings would be heard among all peoples along the Laos-Vietnam mountain ranges.


Scripture Prayers for the Khua in Vietnam.


References

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khua
People Name in Country Khua
Population this Country 5,400
Population all Countries 10,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bong Mieu; Bong Miew; Bru-Vân Kiều; Cau; Co; Cor; Cua; La Thu; Moi Tra Bong; Trau
People ID 12668
ROP3 Code 104970
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West central; Quang Binh province, southeast of Giap Tam.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West central; Quang Binh province, southeast of Giap Tam..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Khua (5,400 speakers)
Language Code xhv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khua (5,400 speakers)
Language Code xhv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khua

Primary Language:  Khua

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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