• PEOPLE NAME: AKHA OF VIETNAM

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PEID: 11106

ROP: 100185

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Hani

Language: Akha - (ahk)

Alternate Name(s): Kaw

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Vietnam

Also found in: China; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand

Population: 3,900

Global Population: 705,400


PEID: 11106

ROP: 100185

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Akha of Vietnam, numbering 3,900, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Hani people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 705,400 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Akha. The primary religion practiced by the Akha is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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