Kucong in Vietnam

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People Name: Kucong
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 8,100
World Population: 52,100
Primary Language: Kucong
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.24 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Tibeto-Burman, other
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

In 1799 the Kucong people experienced a major military defeat and began to collapse as a tribe. This defeat caused them to flee into the mountains, and from that point on they fragmented as a people and many died.

Kucong is a language of Vietnam, but most of the Kucong people live in China.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kucong have lived in dire poverty for generations. The Kucong have been hated and oppressed by all other Lahu peoples.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are primarily Theravada Buddhists, in contrast to the majority of Lahu peoples who are either animists or Christians.

What Are Their Needs?

There is no scripture reported available in the Kucong language, or other resources such as gospel recordings.

Prayer Points

Please pray for believers remaining from past mission efforts to bear new fruit.

Pray for the Kucong people to desire spiritual truth and find it in Jesus Christ.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Kucong people in Vietnam.

Pray for improved living conditions for these oppressed people, in both China and Vietnam.

Pray for friendly relations with neighboring peoples, and for better employment and educational opportunities.

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