Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam

Zhuang, Zuojiang
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People Name: Zhuang, Zuojiang
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 424,000
World Population: 2,156,000
Primary Language: Zhuang, Zuojiang
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.20 %
Evangelicals: 0.14 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Zhuang
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

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 SE China, but a sizable group resides in extreme NE Vietnam. They 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 careful not to offend the spirit world that surrounds them. They believe in the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.

Ministry Obstacles

No scripture has been reported to have been translated into the Zuojiang Zhuang language. In fact, only one of the 16 Zhuang languages is reported to have scripture portions available.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the Lord will lead some of the millions of Han Chinese believers to take the Gospel of Christ to the Zhuang, not only in China but reaching into Vietnam as well.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Zhuang people, that they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Pray they will become strong in numbers and in Christian maturity, sufficient to make a real impact among their own people.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the supersitious Zhuang will be set free from the spirit world and will be given a heart to seek the living God.

Text Source:   Joshua Project