Vietnamese in Netherlands

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Introduction / History

The Vietnamese in the Netherlands are mainly South Vietnamese refugees and their descendants. The Vietnamese came in boats to several countries in the world including the Netherlands in the late nineteen seventies. Guest workers from Vietnam came from Czechoslovakia after communism ended in that country to the Netherlands as asylum seekers. Most of them stayed here. The Vietnamese have grown in numbers this century, most of them being the ones born in the Netherlands.

Many of the Vietnamese are Buddhists. Pagode Van Hanh is a Buddhist temple in Nedhorst Den Berg in Utrecht. About a thousand people are members. There are Catholics among the Vietnamese living here. The Vietnamese live in several places in the country including Helmond. They speak Vietnamese and Dutch.

There are Vietnamese restaurants in the Netherlands. Also there are Vietnamese students here who are said to be generally happy living in the country.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Vietnamese will not be neglected and be evangelized and turn to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Buddhists among them will have a desire to turn to Christianity.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-04-07
People Name General Vietnamese
People Name in Country Vietnamese
Population in Netherlands 2,300
World Population 83,841,800
Total Countries 34
Indigenous No
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 4  (per
Alternate Names Annamese, Annanese, Ching, Cing, Gin, Jhing, Jing, King, Kinh, Kinh (Việt), Viet
People ID 12700
ROP3 Code 105018

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Vietnamese (2,300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: vie   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Vietnamese (2,300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: vie   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Vietnamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1890-1989)
New Testament Yes   (1914-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1916-1994)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Vietnamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Revised Vietnamese Version Bible
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
52.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.80 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
23.00 %
Other / Small
6.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
8.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
14.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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