Pa Di in Vietnam


Population
400
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Pa Di people are closely related to the Tay people. The Tay people have been in Vietnam as early as 500BC.


Where Are they Located?

The Pa Di people live in the far northern provinces of Vietnam near the Chinese border.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Pa Di people are mainly rice farmers, though they also grow sweet potatoes and maize. They have been using irrigation for centuries. They irrigate their fruit trees and raise livestock for their meat source. This people group is especially well-known for their ability to embroider.

Young men and women can date one another, but their parents must give their blessing in order for them to marry. The man's family check the bride's fortune and compare it with the fortune of their son. The bride stays with her parents until she is pregnant.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship gods of nature and their ancestors. Each Pa Di home has an alter to their ancestors, which is centrally located. They have borrowed some ideas from Taoism. Some have adopted Buddhism. They also have a supreme deity they call the Jade Emperor.

Their funerals are elaborate with many rituals in order to bring the spirit of the deceased to the world of the afterlife. After three years they perform another ritual to end the mourning period and to bring the spirit of the deceased to the ancestral altar.


What Are Their Needs?

The Pa Di people need to have the chance to give their allegiance to Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Pa Di elders will have dreams and visions that will lead them to allowing their people to embrace the living Christ.
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Pa Di people.
* Pray for a vibrant church to emerge among them.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to spread to all their communities.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay_people
http://www.vietnam-culture.com/tay-ethnic-group.aspx


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pa Di
People Name in Country Pa Di
Population in Vietnam 400
World Population 1,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Tày
People ID 19580
ROP3 Code 115544
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 Lao Cai province: Muong Khuong district.   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 Lao Cai province: Muong Khuong district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Pa Di (400 speakers)
Language Code pdi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pa Di
Primary Language Pa Di (400 speakers)
Language Code pdi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pa Di

Primary Language:  Pa Di

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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