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Jeh in Vietnam


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
64,000 Jeh Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 18.14 % No   

Jeh in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
According to the 1995 census, 8,013 Jeh people live in southern Laos, in the Dakchung District of Xekong Province and the adjoining Sanxai District of Attapu Province.

Approximately 15,000 Jeh live in central Vietnam, where they are part of the official Gie (Jeh) Trieng ethnic group.

Young Jeh girls prefer to wear their hair down to their shoulders. When they are married they plait it into a knot. This is a visible social sign of a woman's marital status.

Jeh houses are built on stilts. Their roofs are constructed in such a way that they resemble tortoise shells reaching almost to the ground. The houses are arranged in a circular pattern radiating out from the rong - a community meeting house.

In the past there was great hostility and warfare between the various Jeh tribes and also with other ethnic groups in the region. Vendettas and revenge killings are still sometimes performed. Until a few years ago strangers were sometimes captured and sacrificed to evil spirits by the Jeh.

Jeh boys are allowed to engage in sexual relations with girls from about the age of 10. Most Jeh are married by 15 or 16. At the wedding ceremony, the young woman must have at least 100 logs of firewood prepared as a gift to the groom's family. This is a traditional sign to show that the bride is a hard worker.

A Jeh woman must give birth in a hut that has been built by her husband in the forest. Ten days after the birth a great feast is held to celebrate.

Most Jeh are animists. They believe the soul of each person is located inside his or her ears. After death the spirit transforms itself into a bird and flies away to be with their ancestors. The animistic Jeh revere the water buffalo so much that it borders on worship.

Because of the dedicated work of foreign missionaries in Vietnam prior to 1975, about one-third of Jeh in that country claim to be Christians today. About 300 Jeh in Laos have put their trust in Christ.

Jeh Bible portions, Gospel radio broad-casts and Gospel recordings in three Jeh dialects are available.

Prayer Points
Ask God to strengthen and enlarge the Jeh church in Laos, that many more would come to know Him.
Ask God to raise up laborers to plant churches among the Jeh.
In prayer, bind the powerful demonic spirits that have enslaved the Jeh for centuries.

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Country: Vietnam
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:25 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Kon Tum and Quang Nam provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Jeh
People Name General: Jeh
Alternate People Names:
GieGie Trieng
Gié-TriêngJeh Trieng
ROP3 Code: 104227
Joshua Project People ID: 12339
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 64,000
Population all Countries: 76,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Jeh
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Jeh
Language Code (ISO): jeh    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Jeh Mang Ram
Dialect Code:11134
Secondary Languages:
Trieng (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity45.00 %(Evangelical: 18.14 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1967-1978
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
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Jeh in Vietnam

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