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Kucong in Vietnam


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,900 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 % No No   

Kucong in Vietnam

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The Kucong language is a language of Vietnam, but most of the Kucong people live in China. The Kucong have lived in dire poverty for generations. "Their lives were primitive, like wild animals, until they were discovered in the virgin jungles by their civilized compatriots about twenty years ago, when they were on the verge of extinction." In 1799 they 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. The Kucong have been hated and oppressed by all other Lahu peoples. They are primarily Theravada Buddhists, in contrast to the majority of Lahu who are either animists or Christians.

Ministry Obstacles
There is no scripture reported to be available in the Kucong language, or other resources such as gospel recordings.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Kucong people will become spiritually mature and grow in numbers such that they can carry the gospel effectively to all of their tribe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A missionary named H. A. Baker left a spiritual legacy at a Kucong village called Stony Stockade in an untraversed mountain ridge in Mojiang County, China. "The whole village of 29 households was converted after hearing Baker's fiery preaching, and they have earnestly adhered to the faith until this day." Please pray for believers remaining today from this missionary's labors.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for improved conditions for these oppressed people, in both China and Vietnam. Pray for friendly relations with neighboring peoples, and for better employment and educational opportunities.

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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:Lai Chau province, Muang Te district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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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: 7,900
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 (7,900 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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People Cluster
    Tibeto-Burman, other     Asia, Southeast    
      Kucong Vietnam    
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