Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Cham

Language: Jarai - (jra)

Alternate Name(s): Gia Rai

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Vietnam

Also found in: Cambodia; United States

Population: 411,000

Global Population: 436,500

PEID: 11149

ROP: 104195

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Jarai of Vietnam, numbering 411,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Cham people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 436,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Jarai. The primary religion practiced by the Jarai is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available