Country: Vietnam

Number of People Groups

118

People Groups Unreached

67 (56.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

97,193,000

Population in Unreached

8,889,000 (9.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

10.2%

% Evangelical

2.43%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Akha 23,000 680,000 Akha Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Alu 3,900 15,000 Nisu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.19 % 0.00 % 1
 Arem 100 900 Arem Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahnar 197,000 197,000 Bahnar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 10.38 % -
Bih 500 500 Rade Buddhism 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Brao 500 39,000 Lave Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 10.00 % -
 British 4,300 53,901,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bru, Eastern 67,000 114,000 Bru, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.52 % -
 Cao Lan, San Chay 201,000 252,000 Cao Lan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.36 % -
 Cham, Eastern 132,000 133,000 Cham, Eastern Hinduism 5.00 % 1.10 % 3
 Cham, Western 47,000 322,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 869,000 15,716,000 Vietnamese Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Choro 30,000 30,000 Chrau Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 34.80 % -
 Churu 23,000 23,000 Chru Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 27.71 % -
 Chut 7,500 7,900 Chut Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Co 40,000 40,000 Cua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.23 % -
 Coong 2,400 2,400 Coong Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 730,000 47,601,000 Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 9.43 % -
 E-de, Rade 399,000 402,000 Rade Christianity 80.00 % 49.00 % -
En 300 300 En Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Eurasian 478,000 1,737,000 French Christianity 59.00 % 2.00 % -
 French 5,700 50,319,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
Gelao, Green 1,900 1,900 Gelao, Green Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gelao, Red 200 200 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gelao, White 200 200 Duoluo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Giay 68,000 75,000 Bouyei Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.02 % 1
 Halang 17,000 23,000 Halang Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.62 % -
Halang Doan 3,600 6,800 Halang Doan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.90 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,073,000 79,688,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.85 % -
 Hani 26,000 793,000 Hani Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.01 % 1
Haroi 44,000 44,000 Haroi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.11 % 1
 Hmong Bua 25,000 96,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Hmong Daw 1,154,000 2,089,000 Hmong Daw Christianity 51.00 % 35.00 % -
Hmong Do Unknown Unknown Hmong Do Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.00 % -
Hmong Don Unknown Unknown Hmong Don Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Hmong Njua 161,000 761,000 Hmong Njua Christianity 50.00 % 33.00 % -
 Hmong Shua, Sinicized 2,500 360,000 Sinicized Miao Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Hre 149,000 149,000 Hre Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.91 % -
 Hung 900 4,600 Hung Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Indonesian 4,400 9,987,000 Indonesian Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Iu Mien 274,000 1,684,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.09 % -
 Japanese 9,600 124,082,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jarai 514,000 539,000 Jarai Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.33 % -
 Jeh 18,000 30,000 Jeh Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 38.06 % -
 Katu, Eastern 74,000 74,000 Katu, Eastern Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.85 % 1
Katua 4,400 4,400 Katua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
Kayong 27,000 27,000 Kayong Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.50 % -
 Khang 16,000 16,000 Khang Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.04 % 1
Khao 18,000 18,000 Khao Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
 Khmer 1,320,000 16,500,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % 26
 Khmu 91,000 843,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.16 % 2
 Khua 5,400 9,900 Khua Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kim Mun 212,000 557,000 Kim Mun Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Koho 188,000 188,000 Koho Christianity 75.00 % 39.58 % -
 Korean 85,000 80,906,000 Korean Non-Religious 27.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kucong 7,900 52,000 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 % 1
 Lachi 15,000 18,000 Lachi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lachi, White 2,300 2,300 Lachi, White Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
Laghuu 400 400 Laghuu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Laha 10,000 10,000 Laha Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.08 % 1
 Lahu 12,000 588,000 Lahu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Lao 18,000 3,781,000 Lao Buddhism 3.40 % 2.60 % -
 Maa 50,000 50,000 Maa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 5.00 % -
 Maleng 1,200 1,800 Maleng Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mang 4,700 5,300 Mang Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.83 % 1
Mantsi 1,300 1,300 Mantsi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Miao, Hua 4,300 798,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mnong, Central 39,000 85,000 Mnong, Central Christianity 75.00 % 49.00 % -
Mnong, Eastern 36,000 36,000 Mnong, Eastern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.59 % -
 Mnong, Southern 36,000 36,000 Mnong, Southern Christianity 70.00 % 48.00 % -
Monom 6,500 6,500 Monom Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Muong 1,452,000 1,452,000 Muong Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.06 % 29
Na-Meo 1,400 1,400 Na-Meo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngai 1,600 1,600 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nguon 2,300 3,100 Nguon Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nung 1,083,000 1,085,000 Nung Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.15 % 22
 O-Du 400 1,000 O'du Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
Pa Di 400 1,500 Pa Di Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pacoh 19,000 42,000 Pacoh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.17 % 1
 Pathen, Baheng 8,200 56,000 Pa-Hng Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Phu Thai 250,000 1,020,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 4.50 % 2.50 % -
 Phula 12,000 19,000 Phula Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.36 % 1
Phuong 19,000 19,000 Phuong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Puoc, Xinh Mun 30,000 44,000 Puoc Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qabiao 800 1,300 Qabiao Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
Rengao 20,000 20,000 Rengao Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.12 % -
 Roglai, Cacgia 3,600 3,600 Roglai, Cacgia Ethnic Religions 29.00 % 0.20 % -
Roglai, Northern 80,000 80,000 Roglai, Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 8.62 % -
 Roglai, Southern 66,000 66,000 Roglai, Southern Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.62 % -
 Romam 600 600 Romam Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 San Diu 183,000 183,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.34 % 4
 Sedang 125,000 126,000 Sedang Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.55 % -
 Sila 900 4,100 Sila Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Stieng, Budeh 38,000 38,000 Stieng, Budeh Christianity 70.00 % 48.00 % -
 Stieng, Bulo 46,000 54,000 Stieng, Bulo Christianity 80.00 % 48.00 % -
 Ta'oih 52,000 100,000 Ta'oih, Upper Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.75 % 1
 Tai Daeng 167,000 193,000 Tai Daeng Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 0.35 % 3
 Tai Dam 835,000 914,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 1.40 % 0.06 % 17
 Tai Do 400 4,100 Tai Yo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Don, White Tai 334,000 465,000 Tai Don Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.25 % 7
 Tai Lue 6,200 1,104,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan 108,000 719,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 % 2
 Tai Pao 10,000 12,000 Tai Pao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tai Thanh 24,000 24,000 Tai Thanh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Takua 6,500 6,500 Takua Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.40 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 9,700 2,825,000 Tamil Hinduism 10.00 % 0.40 % -
 Tay 1,845,000 1,848,000 Tay Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 37
Tay Sa Pa 400 400 Tay Sa Pa Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tay Tac Unknown Unknown Tay Tac Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 % 0
 Tho 91,000 91,000 Tho Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Thu Lao 200 200 Thu Lao Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Todrah 6,500 6,500 Todrah Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 0.30 % -
Trieng 20,000 20,000 Trieng Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Tsun-Lao 14,000 14,000 Ts'un-Lao Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.08 % 1
 Vietnamese 80,690,000 84,992,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.40 % -
 Zhuang, Yang Unknown 834,000 Zhuang, Yang Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.14 % 0
 Zhuang, Yongnan 12,000 2,081,000 Zhuang, Yongnan Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.16 % 1
 Zhuang, Zuojiang 424,000 2,156,000 Zhuang, Zuojiang Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.14 % 8
  Totals:  118 97,193,000         67 10.17 % 2.43 % 217 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 146,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 97,339,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
An Giang 2,378,000
Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu 1,103,000
Bắc Giang 1,725,000
Bắc Kạn 327,000
Bạc Liêu 949,000
Bắc Ninh 1,135,000
Bến Tre 1,391,000
Bình Dương 1,644,000
Bình Phước 970,000
Bình Thuận 1,296,000
Bình Định 1,648,000
Cà Mau 1,336,000
Cần Thơ 1,316,000
Cao Bằng 567,000
Gia Lai 1,411,000
Hà Giang 839,000
Hà Nam 870,000
Hà Nội 7,150,000
Hà Tĩnh 1,362,000
Hải Dương 1,888,000
Hải Phòng 2,037,000
Hậu Giang 1,080,000
Hồ Chí Minh 7,897,000
Hoà Bình 873,000
Hưng Yên 1,252,000
Khánh Hòa 1,283,000
Kiên Giang 1,866,000
Kon Tum 477,000
Lai Châu 410,000
Lâm Đồng 1,316,000
Lạng Sơn 812,000
Lào Cai 680,000
Long An 1,593,000
Nam Định 2,025,000
Nghệ An 3,230,000
Ninh Bình 996,000
Ninh Thuận 625,000
Phú Thọ 1,457,000
Phú Yên 956,000
Quảng Bình 939,000
Quảng Nam 1,574,000
Quảng Ngãi 1,349,000
Quảng Ninh 1,268,000
Quảng Trị 663,000
Sóc Trăng 1,429,000
Sơn La 1,199,000
Tây Ninh 1,182,000
Thái Bình 1,975,000
Thái Nguyên 1,247,000
Thanh Hóa 3,770,000
Thừa Thiên Huế 1,206,000
Tiền Giang 1,852,000
Trà Vinh 1,110,000
Tuyên Quang 804,000
Vĩnh Long 1,140,000
Vĩnh Phúc 1,110,000
Yên Bái 822,000
Đà Nẵng 983,000
Đắk Lắk 1,916,000
Đắk Nông 542,000
Điện Biên 544,000
Đồng Nai 2,753,000
Đồng Tháp 1,846,000
Provinces:  63 95,393,000
UN Country Population 97,339,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 296.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 788.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 211.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 117.8 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
97,193,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akha ahk 1 1 Complete Bible
Arem aem 1 1 Unspecified
Bahnar bdq 1 0 Complete Bible
Bouyei pcc 1 1 Bible Portions
Bru, Eastern bru 1 0 Complete Bible
Cao Lan mlc 1 0 Unspecified
Cham, Eastern cjm 1 1 New Testament
Cham, Western cja 1 1 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 2 1 Complete Bible
Chrau crw 1 0 New Testament
Chru cje 1 0 New Testament
Chut scb 1 1 Unspecified
Coong cnc 1 1 Translation Needed
Cua cua 1 0 Bible Portions
Duoluo giw 1 1 Unspecified
En enc 1 1 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
Gelao, Green giq 1 1 Unspecified
Halang hal 1 0 Bible Portions
Halang Doan hld 1 0 Unspecified
Hani hni 1 1 Bible Portions
Hanoi Sign Language hab 1 0 Unspecified
Haroi hro 1 1 Bible Portions
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Do hmv 1 0 Translation Needed
Hmong Don hmf 1 0 Unspecified
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Hre hre 1 0 New Testament
Hung hnu 1 1 Unspecified
Indonesian ind 1 1 Complete Bible
Iu Mien ium 2 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Jarai jra 1 0 Complete Bible
Jeh jeh 1 0 New Testament
Katu, Eastern ktv 1 1 New Testament
Katua kta 1 0 Translation Needed
Kayong kxy 1 0 Unspecified
Khang kjm 1 1 Bible Portions
Khao xao 1 0 Translation Needed
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 1 1 Bible Portions
Khua xhv 1 1 Translation Needed
Kim Mun mji 1 1 Translation Needed
Koho kpm 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kucong lkc 1 1 Translation Needed
Lachi lbt 1 1 Unspecified
Lachi, White lwh 1 1 Unspecified
Laghuu lgh 1 1 Translation Needed
Laha lha 1 1 Unspecified
Lahu lhu 1 1 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 0 Complete Bible
Lave brb 1 0 Bible Portions
Lu khb 1 1 New Testament
Maa cma 1 0 Unspecified
Maleng pkt 1 1 Translation Needed
Mang zng 1 1 Translation Needed
Mantsi nty 1 1 Translation Needed
Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster cqd 2 1 Complete Bible
Mnong, Central cmo 1 0 New Testament
Mnong, Eastern mng 1 0 Bible Portions
Mnong, Southern mnn 1 0 Translation Needed
Monom moo 1 0 Unspecified
Muong mtq 1 1 New Testament
Na-Meo neo 1 1 Translation Needed
Nguon nuo 1 1 Translation Needed
Nisu, Eastern nos 1 1 New Testament
Nung nut 1 1 New Testament
O'du tyh 1 0 Unspecified
Pa Di pdi 1 1 Translation Needed
Pa-Hng pha 1 1 Unspecified
Pacoh pac 1 1 New Testament
Phu Thai pht 1 0 Translation Started
Phula phh 1 1 Translation Needed
Phuong phg 1 0 Translation Needed
Puoc puo 1 1 Translation Needed
Qabiao laq 1 1 Translation Needed
Rade rad 2 1 Complete Bible
Rengao ren 1 0 Bible Portions
Roglai, Cacgia roc 1 0 Translation Needed
Roglai, Northern rog 1 0 Bible Portions
Roglai, Southern rgs 1 0 Unspecified
Romam rmx 1 1 Translation Needed
Sedang sed 1 0 Bible Portions
Sila slt 1 1 Translation Needed
Sinicized Miao hmz 1 0 Bible Portions
Stieng, Budeh stt 1 0 New Testament
Stieng, Bulo sti 1 0 Bible Portions
Ta'oih, Upper tth 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Daeng tyr 1 1 Translation Needed
Tai Dam blt 1 1 New Testament
Tai Don twh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Nua tdd 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Pao tpo 1 1 Translation Started
Tai Thanh tmm 1 1 Unspecified
Tai Yo tyj 1 1 Translation Needed
Takua tkz 1 0 Translation Needed
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Tay tyz 1 1 New Testament
Tay Sa Pa tys 1 1 Translation Needed
Tay Tac tyt 1 1 Translation Needed
Tho tou 1 1 Unspecified
Thu Lao tyl 1 1 Translation Needed
Todrah tdr 1 0 Translation Needed
Trieng stg 1 1 Unspecified
Ts'un-Lao tsl 1 1 Translation Needed
Vietnamese vie 2 0 Complete Bible
Zhuang, Yang zyg 1 1 Translation Needed
Zhuang, Yongnan zyn 1 1 Translation Needed
Zhuang, Zuojiang zzj 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 112 118 67   20 22 34 73 9

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
51.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.4 %)
10.2 %
Ethnic Religions
11.4 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
21.3 %
Other / Small Religions
5.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
18.4 %
Roman Catholic
72.7 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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Vietnam Statistics
People Groups 118
Unreached People Groups 67  (56.8%)
Population 97,193,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Population in Unreached 8,889,000  (9.1%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 10.2%
Percent Evangelical 2.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 217
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code VM
Official Language(s) Vietnamese
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 5,832,000
Persecution Ranking 21 (1=High to 50=Low OD)