Khang in Vietnam

Khang
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People Name: Khang
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 16,000
Primary Language: Khang
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.50 %
Evangelicals: 0.04 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Khang of Vietnam are also called Mo Khang. They speak a Mon Khmer language as well as the Thai language. They live in the north west of Vietnam and have lived there a long time.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khang do agricultural work. They grow corn and rice for example and breed animals such as pigs and cows. They make furniture and make and sell rowing boats. The Khang eat rice and vegetables and drink wine including rice wine. Tobacco is smoked by them too. The Khang also grow cotton and exchange it for clothing items.

The Khang have their houses on stilts and they use boats for transport. In the villages of the Khang, the poor and the wealthy are separated from each other.

The Khang have a series of ceremonies regards marriage and on death they share the belongings of those that have died. The Khang have festivals such as the Lunar New Year. They like songs and poems too. The family leader plays a big part in family life.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khang believe in spirits and that a person has five spirits with the main one becoming a good one after death while the other four become bad ones. They worship the spirits of their parents.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Khang family leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their families to Salvation too.
* Pray that Christian materials will bring many of the Khang to Jesus Christ.

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