Ngai in Vietnam

The Ngai have only been reported in Vietnam
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Introduction / History

Ngai people are originally from Guangxi, China, and some of them migrated south into Vietnam. Ngai people have never considered themselves Hakka. Because no one, including Chinese people, knows how to categorize the Ngai people, they were simply categorized as Hakka. However, the Hakka language is not similar to the Ngai language.


Where Are they Located?

A few Ngai people live in Canada, Australia and the United States. In the U.S. you can find most Ngai people settled in Sacramento and Los Angeles County. In Vietnam, most Ngai people live in Dong Nai Province and Saigon and a few of them live elsewhere in Vietnam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Ngai people are farmers. They also make their living through fishing, including crabs, shellfish and turtles. They celebrate lunar New Year and moon day festivals. During the holiday they have a lion dance and a dragon dance, eat moon cakes and light firecrackers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is ancestor worship. They also worship Tin Hau, a goddess to fishermen. They venerate spirits from the sea, including a mythical dragon.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ngai in Vietnam.


References

Some information from "The Peoples of Vietnam" by Asian Minorities Outreach, 1998.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ngai
People Name in Country Ngai
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 1,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Lau Man; Le; Ngai Hac Ca
People ID 19120
ROP3 Code 115346
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 Mekong river delta area, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Dong Nai, and Kien Giang provinces; Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi, and Hai Phong cities; north Viet Nam-China border regions.   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 Mekong river delta area, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Dong Nai, and Kien Giang provinces; Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi, and Hai Phong cities; north Viet Nam-China border regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Chinese, Yue (1,600 speakers)
Language Code yue   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Cantonese
Dialect Code 13   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinese, Yue (1,600 speakers)
Language Code yue   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Cantonese
Dialect Code 13   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Yue
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Anonymous  
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