Zhuang, Yongnan in Vietnam


Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

During China's Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC), half a million Han convicts were exiled by Emperor Qin Shihuang to the Lingnan Region in southern China (now Guangxi and Guangdong provinces). There they intermingled with the various branches of the Bai Yue nationality. The Zhuang today are thought to be the descendants of the Bai Yue.

The Zhuang (Yongnan, Dai, Nong, Yang, Zuojiang) are a collection of related Central Tai language groups which have been combined with the Northern Zhuang—a collection of Northern Tai language groups—to form China's official Zhuang nationality. There are many tribes, clans, and self-designations among the Zhuang.


Where Are they Located?

Though most live in China, some live in neighboring Vietnam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yongnan Zhuang people enjoy many salty and sour dishes which include pickled cabbage and pork. They drink "oil tea," where the tea leaves are fried with rice grains and drunk with peanuts or rice cakes.

Zhuang peoples have a rich tradition of written and unwritten stories and legends, some of which date back 1,000 years. Many of their folk tales and poems are in the form of song. Someone with the right skills could use their melodies to teach about the ways of Jesus.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is a blend of animism, which they call Shigongism or Moism, and ancestor worship. The Youngnan Zhuang people fear evil spirits, and appeasing them dominates much of their daily existence.


What Are Their Needs?

The hope for these people lies in their exposure to the gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit to convict hearts.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Yongnan Zhuang people.
* Pray for boldness for those who share Christ with them and for the power of the gospel to convince them of the truth and reality of Christ's sacrifice for them.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to transform Yongnan Zhuang communities.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Yongnan-Zhuang-People2/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuang_customs_and_culture


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Zhuang, Yongnan
People Name in Country Zhuang, Yongnan
Population in Vietnam 12,000
World Population 2,018,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chuang, Chwan, Chwang, Kun To, Longming, Pu Nong, Pu To, Southern Zhuang, Tai Chuang, Wuming
People ID 18740
ROP3 Code 115006
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Cao Bang province: Quang Ha district, Phuc Sen village; Doan Khon, Quoc Phong, Quoc Dan, Chi Thao, and Tu Do communes 37 km from Cao Bang city; Ha Quang district, Noi Thon commune; Ba Be district, Cao Che commune.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Cao Bang province: Quang Ha district, Phuc Sen village; Doan Khon, Quoc Phong, Quoc Dan, Chi Thao, and Tu Do communes 37 km from Cao Bang city; Ha Quang district, Noi Thon commune; Ba Be district, Cao Che commune..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Zhuang, Yongnan (12,000 speakers)
Language Code zyn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Zhuang, Yongnan
Primary Language Zhuang, Yongnan (12,000 speakers)
Language Code zyn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Zhuang, Yongnan

Primary Language:  Zhuang, Yongnan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video The Story of Xiao Nong (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.16 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
89.80 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
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 Bengchye Loo  Creative Commons 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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