Romam in Vietnam

The Romam have only been reported in Vietnam
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Introduction / History

The Romam of Vietnam speak a Mon Khmer language and Vietnamese. They now live in one village.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many work in cultivation. They also work in cotton planting and weaving. Sticky rice is a favorite food for them. They fish as well as farm.

The Romam live in stilt houses. There are many kitchens in the houses. They carry their goods by basket using shoulder straps. They have wedding and engagement ceremonies. Divorce is not common among them. Women can have babies in their own homes. They play drums to let others know if someone in their family died.

They like love songs and folk songs and stories told by elders. This may be an opportunity to give the gospel in song form and also in story form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Romam are animists. They worship the dead as they believe this causes a better life for them. They also worship the rice spirit who they hope will give them a better harvest.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Romam will turn from worshipping dead spirits and false gods and turn to the risen Savior.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Romam people in Vietnam.

Pray for the Lord to bless them with a hearty crops as a testimony of his power and goodness.


Scripture Prayers for the Romam in Vietnam.


References

http://vietnam-culture.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Romam%20ethnic%20group


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Romam
People Name in Country Romam
Alternate Names Le-ro-nam; Ro Mam; Rơ-măm
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14569
ROP3 Code 108396
ROP25 Code 307028
ROP25 Name Romam
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kon Tum Province, Mo Rai commune, Le village. Near Viet Nam-Cambodia border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kon Tum Province, Mo Rai commune, Le village. Near Viet Nam-Cambodia border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.63 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Romam (700 speakers)
Language Code rmx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Romam (700 speakers)
Language Code rmx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Romam

Primary Language:  Romam

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
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