Hani in Vietnam

Unreached of the Day  3/14/2021

Hani in Vietnam

How do you grow rice if you live in the mountains? The answer is to build terraces or flat plots of land along the slopes, which has been the practice of the Hani people of northern Vietnam for hundreds of years. In addition, raising cattle has been an increasing source of income for the Hani. They live in plaster and wooden houses in villages of 50 households. The Hani believe that spirits inhabit objects of nature and that these spirits must be appeased by prayers and offerings, or they may bring disaster.

Ministry Obstacles

The Hani have been animists, and they have venerated their ancestors for hundreds of years. Their trust is in spirits that are not submitted to the Lord. The Vietnamese government will not allow foreign missionaries to enter the Hani areas.

Outreach Ideas

The JESUS Film is available in the Hani language. Vietnamese believers can take this valuable gospel tool to the Hani.

Scripture Focus

"As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God."  Psalm 42:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this kind of longing for the Lord among today’s people group!

Prayer Focus

Pray that the small group of Hani believers would grow strong in the faith. Pray that the Lord would provide faithful pastors for them. Pray the Lord would overcome the darkness that currently fills the lives of the Hani. Pray that each Hani village would have the opportunity to hear the saving message of Christ, resulting in a movement to Christ.



People Name Hani
PronunciationHA-nee
Country Vietnam
10/40 Window Yes
Population 26,000
World Population 792,800
Language Hani
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image