Khmu in France

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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Khmu are among the ethnic groups that left Southeast Asia as an aftermath of the Vietnam War. That war extended to Laos and Cambodia, and many were displaced. When the communists prevailed, there were tens of thousands who had to flee. Some wound up in France as early as the 1950s when the French left their former colonial holding. Many more arrived in France in the 1970s and 1980s.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khmu have lived in France for decades now. Some have grandchildren who were born in France. They are acculturated, though some attend cultural festivals and Buddhist religious events to maintain ties with their old culture.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they have a background steeped in ancestor worship, many have climbed out of this spiritual trap. Some are Christian, but it is also common for them to be secular like the French majority. Buddhist events are often equated with cultural events.

What Are Their Needs?

The Khmu have a Christian minority in France. They need to let their light shine on those who lack a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Ask the Holy Spirit to spur Khmu Christian believers in France to live lives of joy, peace, love and spiritual outreach.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will complete the work begun in their hearts through adequate discipleship.
Pray for Khmu Christ followers in France to reach others who lack the abundant life Jesus offers.

Scripture Prayers for the Khmu in France.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khmu
People Name in Country Khmu
Pronunciation kuh-MOO
Alternate Names Hok; Kammu; Kamu; Kemu; Kha; Kha Cau; Khamu; Kho Mu; Khomu; Khơ-mú; Lao Terng; Pouteng; Samon; Theng; Xa Cau
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 887,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 18878
ROP3 Code 114799
ROP25 Code 303981
ROP25 Name Khmu
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
13.00 %
Ethnic Religions
77.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Khmu (1,500 speakers)
Language Code kjg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khmu (1,500 speakers)
Language Code kjg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khmu

Primary Language:  Khmu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1918-2016)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT ( Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Khmu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
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