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Krung in Cambodia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Krung Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.75 % No No   

Krung in Cambodia

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Indigenous ethnic groups of the mountains are known collectively as "Montagnards", and the Krung are one of these. They are culturally distant from modern Khmers. Most of these groups are matrilineal, tracing ancestry through maternal rather than paternal bloodlines. The Krung are very poor, with little access to schooling, health care, and electricity. Traditionally the Krung depend heavily on the forest for their livelihood and grow upland dry rice. Cash crops like cashew nuts and cassava provide limited income. Hunting, fishing, and raising animals provide protein in their diet. Rolling forested hills of red volcanic earth cover much of the Krung homeland and several major rivers traverse flat floodplains. They are not Buddhists, but practice their traditional religion.

Ministry Obstacles
The literacy rate of these poor people suggests the need for oral presentations of the Gospel. Bible portions are also available in their language.

Outreach Ideas
Located somewhat nearby is the Jarai people group, with a larger number of believers. Pray they won't keep the gospel blessing to themselves, but rather that they would share it with their Krung neighbors.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for the few Krung who would identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will understand what it means to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord, not mixing traditional beliefs with the purity of the Gospel.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for fair treatment for the Krung by the government of Cambodia, protecting their land from encroachment by logging companies.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-06-17
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Country: Cambodia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Ratanakiri province: Laos border area, mainly between Sesan and Sprepok rivers; Stung Treng province: southeast corner.
(Source: Ethnologue 2018)
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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: Krung
People Name General: Krung
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105326
Joshua Project People ID: 11254
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 25,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Krung
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Krung (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): krr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.75 %)
Ethnic Religions99.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(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
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Bible Portions: 2012
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
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Krung in Cambodia

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People Cluster
    Mon-Khmer     Asia, Southeast    
      Krung Cambodia    
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            Krung in Cambodia          
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      Ethnic Religions     Krung  
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