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Kim Mun in Vietnam

Kim Mun

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
210,000 Kim Mun Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Kim Mun in Vietnam

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The Kim Mun believe that when bad people die they go to a terrible place, their perception of hell - a thick, dark forest with no villages or clearings. It is believed that good people will go to one of several levels of heaven, depending on how much care their eldest son gives the spirit of his dead parent. The Kim Mun worship their ancestors by sacrificing pigs three times each year to honor them.

Ministry Obstacles
Scripture is not available in the language of the Kim Mun, although Gospel recordings are available. Pray for workers.

Outreach Ideas
Some of the more heavily Christianized groups in Vietnam, such as the Roglai, may be able to take the Gospel message to the Kim Mun. Pray for rapidly expanding movements of the Gospel message.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few believers among the Kim Mun. Pray they will become well grounded in the faith, sure of their relationship with Christ, growing in righteousness.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for Kim Mun families and neighborhoods to discover and embrace the free gift of life found by trusting Christ and his finished work. Pray these animistic people will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins.

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Country: Vietnam
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:21 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Bac Giang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Quang Ninh, Tuyen Quang, and Yen Bai provinces.
(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: Kim Mun
People Name General: Kim Mun
Alternate People Names:
Asian YaoDao
Highland YaoKem Mun
Lan DianLanten
Lowland Yao
ROP3 Code: 105005
Joshua Project People ID: 12688
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 210,000
Population all Countries: 554,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Yao-Mien
People Name General: Kim Mun
Ethnic Code: MSY47b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kim Mun (210,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mji    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism10.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions89.00 % 
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
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]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Kim Mun in Vietnam

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    Yao-Mien     Asia, Southeast    
      Kim Mun Vietnam    
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