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Vietnamese in Vietnam

Vietnamese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
80,390,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.40 %   

Vietnamese in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
The Vietnamese are an ethnic group that originated in Northern Vietnam and Southern China. It is said that the earliest peoples migrated from Indonesia. The Vietnamese are among the first to practice agriculture. They lived as family groups in small areas.

In 1887 Vietnam became part of French Indochina. After WWII the Vietnamese declared freedom from France but France rule continued until Communist Ho Chi Min overthrew them in 1954. The Geneva Accord of 1954 split the country into North and South Vietnam. The US gave aid to South Vietnam but withdrew from the country in 1973. Two years later the Communist North overtook the South and "re-united" the country. Today the government controls the country with small minority groups sometimes leading in protests.

Where are they located?
Vietnam is located on the eastern Indochina Peninsula. It covers a total area of approximately 331,210 km, making it almost the size of Germany. Vietnam's land is mostly hilly and densely forested, with level land covering no more than 20%. Mountains account for 40% of the country's land area, and tropical forests cover around 42%.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally, Vietnamese life has revolved around family, fields and faith, the rhythm of rural existence continuing for centuries at the same pace. For the majority of the population still living in the countryside, these constants have remained unchanged, with several generations sharing the same roof, the same rice and the same religion. Extended family is important to the Vietnamese and that includes second or third cousins. Vietnamese women work alongside men in many jobs and play a major role in raising children and managing family finances. When possible, the Vietnamese prefer to work from early morning until early evening, with an extended rest period in the heat of midday.

What are their beliefs?
The earliest form of Vietnamese worship was animism and a form of ancestor cult. The Vietnamese worshiped the sun, soil, and water. The Vietnamese believed that Spirits dwelt in the mountains, rivers, rocks, and other forms of nature. These spirits were the departed spirits of the deceased and were the channel through which the Vietnamese communicated with the higher forms of nature. Later Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucianism thought made their way to Vietnam. These beliefs were incorporated into the Vietnamese form of animism and ancestor cult. Today Vietnam is a communist state, but many people still practice the old forms of worship.

What are their needs?
* Unity and reconciliation. The bitter divisions of the war years still linger in many hearts of Vietnamese people.
* Vietnam is a third world country that struggles with sufficient food, clean water, sanitation to prevent disease, decent shelter, enough fuel and minimal health care.

Prayer Points
* Vietnam has increased repression of indigenous minority Christians in the country's Central Highlands, closing small informal churches, compelling public renunciations of faith and arresting worshipers. Pray for these believers to remain strong in their faith. Pray for the persecutors to know Christ.
* Vietnam's economy has been growing but with this expansion, there is a greater division between the Vietnam natives and foreign investors/tourist. Pray for unity in general.

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Country: Vietnam
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:20 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vietnamese
People Name General: Vietnamese
Alternate People Names:
AnnameseAnnanese
ChingCing
GinJhing
KingKinh
Kinh (Việt)Viet
ROP3 Code: 105018
Joshua Project People ID: 12700
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 80,390,000
Population all Countries: 84,659,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Vietnamese
People Name General: Vietnamese
Ethnic Code: MSY52b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Vietnamese
Language Code (ISO): vie    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:South
Dialect Code:2
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism58.00 % 
Christianity9.40 %(Evangelical: 1.40 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.60 % 
Non-Religious23.00 % 
Other / Small6.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent7.00 %
Protestant9.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic84.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1890-1989
New Testament:
1914-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1916-1994
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Vietnamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Story of Dong
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Vietnamese Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Vietnamese Bible 1934
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Vietnamese in Vietnam

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