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Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam

Zhuang, Zuojiang

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
424,000 Zhuang, Zuojiang Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.14 % No No   

Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam

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The Zhuang are the largest minority group in China, linguistically separated into 16 Zhuang language groups. Those speaking the Zuojiang Zhuang language are mostly located in SE China, but a sizable group resides in extreme NE Vietnam. They are typically engaged in agriculture, and are known as "people of the soil". A newly married woman stays with her parents until after the birth of the first child. Only then does she go to live with her husband in his village. The Zhuang are careful not to offend the spirit world that surrounds them. They believe in the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.

Ministry Obstacles
No scripture has been reported to have been translated into the Zuojiang Zhuang language. In fact, only one of the 16 Zhuang languages is reported to have scripture portions available.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Lord will lead some of the millions of Han Chinese believers to take the Gospel of Christ to the Zhuang, not only in China but reaching into Vietnam as well.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Zhuang people, that they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Pray they will become strong in numbers and in Christian maturity, sufficient to make a real impact among their own people.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the supersitious Zhuang will be set free from the spirit world and will be given a heart to seek the living God.

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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:Lang Son province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Zhuang, Zuojiang
People Name General: Zhuang, Zuojiang
ROP3 Code: 115007
Joshua Project People ID: 19687
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 424,000
Population all Countries: 2,156,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Zhuang
People Name General: Zhuang, Zuojiang
Ethnic Code: MSY49a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Zhuang, Zuojiang (424,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zzj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.14 %)
Ethnic Religions90.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious9.80 % 
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]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam

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