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En in Vietnam

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 En Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 % No No   

En in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
There are only 200 En people in Vietnam, and they are likely to be merged with other people groups in the coming decades.

Where are they located?
The En people live in the northern tip of Vietnam near the Chinese border.

What are their lives like?
The En people live like most of the other tribal peoples of northern Vietnam. They grow rice, vegetables, and tend livestock. But unlike the others, they have little chance of remaining a separate people group.

What are their beliefs?
The En people practice an ethnic religion, which is often a blend of animism and ancestor worship. Animism includes the belief that forces and aspects of nature (wind, rivers, trees, earth) are attached to spirits or supernatural beings. They believe these spirits help them find or grow food, cure illness and avert danger. Through sacrifice and ritual, the worshipper tries to manipulate the spirit into helping him.

What are their needs?
As this people group is merged with others around them, they are likely to feel a sense of loss and low esteem. They need to put their identity in the King of Kings who rules the universe.

Prayer Points
Ask God to strengthen, encourage, and protect the small number of En believers. Pray that they will be salt and light to their neighbors.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to send Christian medical workers to labor among the En people.
Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant En church so that He will be worshipped among this tiny people group.
* 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:Cao Bang province, Ho Quang district, Noi Thon village, 20 km east of Ho Quang city.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: En
People Name General: En
ROP3 Code: 115091
Joshua Project People ID: 19579
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tai
People Name General: En
Ethnic Code: MSY49z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: En (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): enc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions96.00 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
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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En in Vietnam

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Tai     Asia, Southeast    
      En Vietnam    
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            En in Vietnam          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     En  
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