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Kucong in Vietnam


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,000 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 % No No   

Kucong in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
In 1799 the Kucong people experienced a major military defeat and began to collapse as a tribe. This defeat caused them to flee into the mountains, and from that point on they fragmented as a people and many died.

Kucong is a language of Vietnam, but most of the Kucong people live in China.

What are their lives like?
The Kucong have lived in dire poverty for generations. The Kucong have been hated and oppressed by all other Lahu peoples.

What are their beliefs?
They are primarily Theravada Buddhists, in contrast to the majority of Lahu peoples who are either animists or Christians.

What are their needs?
There is no scripture reported available in the Kucong language, or other resources such as gospel recordings.

Prayer Points
Please pray for believers remaining from past mission efforts to bear new fruit.

Pray for the Kucong people to desire spiritual truth and find it in Jesus Christ.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Kucong people in Vietnam.

Pray for improved living conditions for these oppressed people, in both China and Vietnam.

Pray for friendly relations with neighboring peoples, and for better employment and educational opportunities.
* 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:Lai Chau province, Muang Te district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kucong
People Name General: Kucong
Alternate People Names:
KwiLa Hu Si
Lahu ShiLahu Xi
Mousseur LuangMusseh Kwi
Ne ThuShi
Yellow Lahu
ROP3 Code: 114143
Joshua Project People ID: 18528
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,000
Population all Countries: 52,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
People Name General: Kucong
Ethnic Code: MSY50i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kucong (8,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lkc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism55.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 1.24 %)
Ethnic Religions42.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
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
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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Kucong in Vietnam

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Tibeto-Burman, other     Asia, Southeast    
      Kucong Vietnam    
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            Kucong in Vietnam          
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      Buddhism     Kucong  
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