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Khang in Vietnam


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Khang Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.01 % No No   

Khang in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
The Khang of Vietnam are also called Mo Khang. They speak a Mon Khmer language as well as the Thai language. They live in the north west of Vietnam and have lived there a long time.

What are their lives like?
The Khang do agricultural work. They grow corn and rice for example and breed animals such as pigs and cows. They make furniture and make and sell rowing boats. The Khang eat rice and vegetables and drink wine including rice wine. Tobacco is smoked by them too. The Khang also grow cotton and exchange it for clothing items.

The Khang have their houses on stilts and they use boats for transport. In the villages of the Khang, the poor and the wealthy are separated from each other.

The Khang have a series of ceremonies regards marriage and on death they share the belongings of those that have died. The Khang have festivals such as the Lunar New Year. They like songs and poems too. The family leader plays a big part in family life.

What are their beliefs?
The Khang believe in spirits and that a person has five spirits with the main one becoming a good one after death while the other four become bad ones. They worship the spirits of their parents.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Khang family leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their families to Salvation too.
Pray that Christian materials will bring many of the Khang to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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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:North, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, and Lao Cai provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khang
People Name General: Khang
Alternate People Names:
Quang LamTayhay
TengXa Ai
Xa BungXa Dang
Xa DonXa Hoc
Xa KhaoXa Tu-lang
Xa Xua
ROP3 Code: 104900
Joshua Project People ID: 12651
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Khang
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Khang (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kjm    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Khang Clau
Dialect Code:11943
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.01 %)
Ethnic Religions99.50 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Khang in Vietnam

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    Mon-Khmer     Asia, Southeast    
      Khang Vietnam    
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