The Zhuang are the largest minority group in China, linguistically separated into 16 Zhuang language groups. Those speaking the Zuojiang Zhuang language are mostly located in southeastern China, but a sizable group resides in extreme northeastern Vietnam.
The Zuojiang Zhuang are typically engaged in agriculture and are known as "people of the soil." A newly married woman stays with her parents until after the birth of the first child. Only then does she go to live with her husband in his village.
The Zhuang are a collection of related Central Tai language groups, which have been combined to form China's official Zhuang nationality.
Zhuang religion is a blend of animism, which they call Shigongism or Moism, and ancestor worship. The Zuojiang Zhuang people fear evil spirits; appeasing them dominates much of their daily existence. They serve and worship the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.
These people need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Pray for workers to go to the Zuojiang Zhuang people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.
Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.
Scripture Prayers for the Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam.
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|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Zhuang, Zuojiang|
|People Name in Country||Zhuang, Zuojiang|
|Natural Name||Zuojiang Zhuang|
|Population this Country||430,000|
|Population all Countries||2,145,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||9|
|Persecution Rank||25 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Lang Son province. Source: Ethnologue 2016|