Zhuang, Zuojiang in Vietnam

Zhuang, Zuojiang
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People Name: Zhuang, Zuojiang
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 431,000
World Population: 2,174,000
Primary Language: Zhuang, Zuojiang
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.20 %
Evangelicals: 0.14 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Zhuang
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Zhuang are the largest minority group in China, linguistically separated into 16 Zhuang language groups. Those speaking the Zuojiang Zhuang language are mostly located in southeastern China, but a sizable group resides in extreme northeastern Vietnam.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Zuojiang Zhuang are typically engaged in agriculture and are known as "people of the soil." A newly married woman stays with her parents until after the birth of the first child. Only then does she go to live with her husband in his village.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Zhuang religion is a blend of animism, which they call Shigongism or Moism, and ancestor worship. The Zuojiang Zhuang people fear evil spirits; appeasing them dominates much of their daily existence. They serve and worship the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.

What Are Their Needs?

These people need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the Zuojiang Zhuang people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.

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