Kucong in Vietnam


Population
7,800
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Jungles of Southern Yunnan

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Introduction

The Kucong language is a language of Vietnam, but most of the Kucong people live in China. The Kucong have lived in dire poverty for generations. "Their lives were primitive, like wild animals, until they were discovered in the virgin jungles by their civilized compatriots about twenty years ago, when they were on the verge of extinction." In 1799 they experienced a major military defeat and began to collapse as a tribe. This defeat caused them to flee into the mountains, and from that point on they fragmented as a people and many died. The Kucong have been hated and oppressed by all other Lahu peoples. The Kucong are primarily Theravada Buddhists, in comparison to the majority of Lahu who are either animists or Christians.


Ministry Obstacles

There is no scripture reported to be available in the Kucong language, or other resources such as gospel recordings.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Kucong people will become spiritually mature and grow in numbers such that they can carry the gospel effectively to all of their tribe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A missionary named H. A. Baker left a spiritual legacy at a Kucong village called Stony Stockade in an untraversed mountain ridge in Mojiang County, China. "The whole village of 29 households was converted after hearing Baker's fiery preaching, and they have earnestly adhered to the faith until this day." Please pray for believers remaining today from this missionary's labors.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for improved conditions for these oppressed people, in both China and Vietnam. Pray for friendly relations with neighboring peoples, and for better employment and educational opportunities.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kucong
People Name in Country Kucong
Population in Vietnam 7,800
World Population 50,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Khutsho, Kui, Kur, Kutsung, Kwi, La Hu Si, Lahu Shi, Lahu Xi, Mousseur Luang, Musseh Kwi, Ne Thu, Shi, Yellow Lahu
People ID 18528
ROP3 Code 114143
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau province, Muang Te district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau province, Muang Te district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Kucong (7,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lkc   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kucong (7,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lkc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kucong

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
55.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.24 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
42.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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