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Travel Guide » Vietnam Travel Guide » Vietnam People
At present there are 54 different ethnic groups inhabiting Vietnam, in which Kinh (Viet) people make up nearly 90% of the whole population, and 53 other ethnic groups represent over 10%.
The major religious traditions in Vietnam are Buddhism (which fuses forms of Taoism), Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism), Islam, Caodaism and the Hoa Hao sect. Buddhism
Name of ethnic group: Brau (Brao) Population: 313 people (Year 1999) Locality: Dak Me Village, Bo Y Commune, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province.
Name of ethnic group: Bru-Van Kieu (Tri, Khua, and Ma-Coong) Population: 55,559 people (Year 1999) Locality: The mountain regions of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.
Name of ethnic group: Cham (Cham, Chiem Thanh, and Hroi) Population: 132,873 people (Year 1999) Locality: Concentrated populations live in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces. The Cham also live in An Giang, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai provinces, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Name of ethnic group: Cho Ro (Do Ro, Chau Ro) Population: 22,567 people (Year 1999) Locality: Dong Nai, Binh Thuan, Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong provinces.
Name of ethnic group: Chu Ru (Cho Ru and Ru) Population: 14,978 people (Year 1999) Locality: Don Duong District in Lam Dong Province and Binh Thuan Province.
Name of ethnic group: Chut (Ruc, Sach, Arem, May, Ma Lieng, Tu Vang, Pa Leng, Xe Lang, To Hung, Cha Cu, Tac Cuc, Ymo, and Xa La Vang) Population: 3,829 people (Year 1999) Locality: Minh Hoa and Tuyen Hoa districts of Quang Binh Province.
Name of ethnic group: Co (Cor, Col, Cua and Trau) Population: 27,766 people (Year 1999) Locality: Bac Tra My and Nam Tra My districts of Quang Nam Province; Tra Bong District of Quang Ngai Province.
Name of ethnic group: Cong (Xam Khong, Mang Nhe, and Xa Xeng) Population: 1,676 people (Year 1999) Locality: Muong Te District in Lai Chau province and along the Da River.