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PEID: 11148

ROP: 104117

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Yao-Mien

Language: Iu Mien - (ium)

Alternate Name(s): Lowland Yao, Highland Yao, Lao Soung (Highland)

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Polytheism

Country: Vietnam

Also found in: China; France; Laos; Thailand; United States

Population: 433,000

Global Population: 725,300

PEID: 11148

ROP: 104117

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Iu Mien of Vietnam, numbering 433,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Yao-Mien people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 725,300 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Iu Mien. The primary religion practiced by the Iu Mien is polytheism, a belief in multiple deities that are often arranged as pantheons of gods or goddeses.

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