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Na-Meo in Vietnam

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Na-Meo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Na-Meo in Vietnam

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Introduction / History
Na-Meo is a language spoken by the similarly named Mieu people. They see themselves as a unique people, but the Vietnamese government believes they are a Hmong subgroup. Their ancestors came from China. At one time they had their own kingdom named Liuzhou in China's Guangxi Province, but they were driven south to what is now Vietnam.

Where are they located?
These people live in Vietnam on the border with Laos.

What are their lives like?
The Mieu people use songs to teach about their history and their beliefs. Believers can use the tunes to these same songs to teach of the ways of Jesus.

What are their beliefs?
Na-Meo speakers adhere to traditional religion which involves appeasing spirits. They believe that appeasing spirits will cause good to come to them, and not appeasing them will bring them harm.

What are their needs?
The Mieu people need to be introduced to Jesus Christ, the Savior of all who call on His name.

Prayer Points
Pray for Na-Meo people to have encounters with Jesus through dreams and visions.
Pray that their leaders will allow believers to tell their people about Jesus Christ and plant churches among them.
Pray for disciple making movements to transform their communities.
* 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:Northwest Lang Son Province, Trang Dinh district, Cao Minh and Khuoi Phu Dao villages, Khanh Long hamlet; Cao Bang Province, Thach An district, Ca Liec village.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Na-Meo
People Name General: Na-Meo
Alternate People Names:
H'mông (Mèo)
ROP3 Code: 115546
Joshua Project People ID: 19582
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 1,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Miao / Hmong
People Name General: Na-Meo
Ethnic Code: MSY47a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Na-Meo (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): neo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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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Na-Meo in Vietnam

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People Cluster
    Miao / Hmong     Asia, Southeast    
      Na-Meo Vietnam    
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            Na-Meo in Vietnam          
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      Ethnic Religions     Na-Meo  
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