Coong in Vietnam

The Coong have only been reported in Vietnam
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Introduction / History

The Coong or Cong in Vietnam speak Cong and Thai. They originally came from Laos, but all of them are in the Muong Te district of Vietnam’s Lai Chau province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They grow cotton which they trade for textiles. They make mats and baskets among other items. The Coong travel in boats. Their staple cereal is rice.

Pregnant Coong women use herbal medicines. Women sit down when giving birth.

Extended Coong families live in houses on stilts. Though they have a patriarchal family structure, women enjoy high position and respect in their families. Marriages are monogamous, and they seldom divorce. The sons inherit the estate when both parents die, but they are obligated to worship their ancestorial spirits.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Coong worship ancestors and have festivals and ceremonies. When someone dies, they call a ritual specialist to perform the service, believing the soul goes to the ancestors. They like to sing and dance at weddings and other ceremonies. Their children play games with bamboo toys.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need to realize that they cannot please God without being empowered by the Holy Spirit. They cannot have the Holy Spirit without Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Coong communities.

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Coong people.

Pray for the Coong people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Coong people to change their society from within.

Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Coong in Vietnam.


References

https://vietnamlawmagazine.vn/coong-minority-people-their-practices-and-customary-laws-4238.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Coong
People Name in Country Coong
Pronunciation kong
Population this Country 2,800
Population all Countries 2,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Cống
People ID 19584
ROP3 Code 115071
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau province: Muong Te district, east of Sila, south of Mang; Ban Nam Luong, 4 villages; Kan Ho commune, Bo Lech; Nam Khao commune; Muong Toong commune, Ban Bo village; Dien Bien province: Muong Nhé district, Nam Ke and Pa Thom communes, near the Lao border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lai Chau province: Muong Te district, east of Sila, south of Mang; Ban Nam Luong, 4 villages; Kan Ho commune, Bo Lech; Nam Khao commune; Muong Toong commune, Ban Bo village; Dien Bien province: Muong Nhé district, Nam Ke and Pa Thom communes, near the Lao border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Coong in Vietnam Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Coong (2,800 speakers)
Language Code cnc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Coong (2,800 speakers)
Language Code cnc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Coong

Primary Language:  Coong

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Nguyễn Thanh Quang - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more