Indonesian in Vietnam

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

There are not many Indonesians in Vietnam. Since the economies of the two countries are at the same level, Indonesians have little motivation to move to Vietnam. They would also need to learn the Vietnamese language, which is very different than Bahasa.

Where Are they Located?

The Indonesians in Vietnam live mainly in Hanoi and Saigon.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Indonesians who work outside their country gravitate to jobs in the oil and mining industries. Indonesians keep a low profile. They know that jobs are sometimes scarce in Vietnam, so they try to blend in rather than risk being viewed as people who take away jobs from the local Vietnamese population.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Indonesians in Vietnam fit in with the local culture, but they retain their Sunni Muslim faith.

What Are Their Needs?

Muslim Indonesians need to know that Jesus Christ offers them eternal life, and life to the full to those who will call upon His name.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Indonesian in Vietnam.

* Ask God to strengthen, encourage and protect the small number of Indonesian believers in Vietnam. Pray that they will be salt and light to their neighbors.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Indonesians in Vietnam a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the victorious savior.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Indonesian church for the glory of His name.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Indonesian people in Vietnam.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Indonesian
People Name in Country Indonesian
Pronunciation In-do-nee-seun
Population this Country 4,400
Population all Countries 10,047,000
Total Countries 18
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Javanese Indonesian; Madurese Indonesian; Malay Indonesian; Minangkabau Indonesian; Oran Toraja; Sundanese Indonesian
People ID 18503
ROP3 Code 114115
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Indonesian (4,400 speakers)
Language Code ind   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Indonesian (4,400 speakers)
Language Code ind   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Indonesian

Primary Language:  Indonesian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1955-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1968-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1963-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - New Translation (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Shellabear (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Indonesian
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Indonesian
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Film / Video The Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
98.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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