People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

San Diu in Vietnam

San Diu

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Send us a map of this people group in this country.
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
154,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.34 %   

San Diu in Vietnam

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The San Diu of Vietnam speak a Chinese Guandong dialect that belongs to the Sino Tibetan language. They are supposed to have come from Guandong in China to Vietnam about three or four hundred years ago. They live mainly in the Quang Ninh Province.

The San Diu grow rice and maize and they cultivate preferably in fields that are dry. They mostly eat rice. They live in cottages in villages. Every village has an elected leader to look after them.

With marriages, parental approval is needed with the San Diu. They have rituals for both marriages and funerals. When the San Diu build a house, others of their group come and help. The owner of a house invites an elder to bring fire, seeds and a lime pot to the home.

The San Diu have festivals that they celebrate. They worship ancestors, the shaman and the Kitchen god. An incense bowl is used to worship the dead. They also worship earth spirits.

The San Diu use the lunar calendar. They like singing a lot. There is an opportunity for missionaries who like singing to maybe make friends with them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the leaders of the San Diu will come to salvation and lead others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.

References
http://vietnam-culture.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Sandiu%20ethnic%20group

View San Diu in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
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:Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc, and Yen Bai provinces, scattered settlements in northern regions; Dac Lak province south.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: San Diu
People Name General: San Diu
ROP3 Code: 108601
Joshua Project People ID: 20050
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 154,000
Population all Countries: 154,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Yao-Mien
People Name General: San Diu
Ethnic Code: MSY47b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Iu Mien (154,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ium    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.34 %)
Ethnic Religions99.50 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
 
(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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1932-1996
New Testament:
1975-1991Audio
Complete Bible: 2008
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Iu Mien
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (Lao Script)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (New Roman Script)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (Old Roman Script Scri ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mien Bible (Thai Script)
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

San Diu in Vietnam

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Yao-Mien     Asia, Southeast    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      San Diu Vietnam    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            San Diu in Vietnam          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Iu Mien  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=20050&rog3=VM