Vietnamese in New Zealand


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

For over two thousand years, people in the land of Vietnam have recognized their national identity. During those two millennia China controlled Vietnam about one half of the time.
In 1887 Vietnam became part of French Indochina. From 1939 to 1975 the Vietnamese fought the Japanese, French and then the Americans.
The communists under Ho Chi Minh overthrew the French in 1954. The Geneva Accord of 1954 split the country into North and South Vietnam along the 17th parallel. The US gave aid to South Vietnam. The US military withdrew from the country in 1973. Two years later the communist north overtook the south and "re-united" the country. Under state socialism the nation's economy floundered. In the 1990s the government began to allow market reforms and the economy has grown to become one of the leading economies of Southeast Asia.
People who worked with the South Vietnamese government were severely persecuted and had to flee. Most of the ethnic Vietnamese who left their country fled during the wars and in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands of Vietnamese now live in France, the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, and New Zealand, where most live in Auckland.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There was such a small Vietnamese community in New Zealand that a large percentage moved to Australia, where more of them lived. Others moved to urban centers to find other Vietnamese people. These urban Vietnamese communities make it a point to have cultural events where they include the children.
Today the Vietnamese in that country work in factories or own small family-run businesses such as bakeries. Extended family is important to the Vietnamese and that includes cousins. In New Zealand, Vietnamese young adults usually stay with their families until they marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

About 2/5 of the Vietnamese in New Zealand are Mahayana Buddhist. One-fifth are Christian, usually Roman Catholic.


What Are Their Needs?

The Vietnamese must see that Christianity is not a foreign religion imposed on them by outsiders. They need to see the love of Christ lived out among them by Spirit-filled disciples.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to send loving disciplers to the Vietnamese in New Zealand.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Vietnamese that drives them to read the Bible and listen to Christian radio programs.
Pray for a church planting movement that affects every Diaspora Vietnamese community.


Scripture Prayers for the Vietnamese in New Zealand.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_New_Zealanders
https://vietcommunity.nz/
https://teara.govt.nz/en/vietnamese


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Vietnamese
People Name in Country Vietnamese
Pronunciation vee-et-nahm-EEZ
Alternate Names Annamese; Annanese; Ching; Cing; Gin; Jhing; King; Kinh; Kinh (Việt); Viet
Population this Country 7,600
Population all Countries 87,374,000
Total Countries 36
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12700
ROP3 Code 105018
ROP25 Code 304033
ROP25 Name Vietnamese (Kinh)
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
53.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.80 %)
9.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
23.00 %
Other / Small
6.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Vietnamese (7,600 speakers)
Language Code vie   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Vietnamese (7,600 speakers)
Language Code vie   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Vietnamese

Primary Language:  Vietnamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1890-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1914-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1916-2020)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Vietnamese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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