Vietnam is a country with a multi-nationality. The different ethnic groups amount to 54. The majority are the so called Viet (Kinh) people, about 87% of the country’s population. They mainly inhabit the Red River delta and settled along the central coastal and the Mekong delta. All other 53 ethnic groups, we are speaking about 8 million people, are spread over mostly mountainous areas from the North to the South.
These minorities consist of Tay, Thai, Muong, Hoa, Khmer, Nung, and much more including the least populated minorities like Brau, Roman, Odu with several hundred people each.
Among these ethnic groups formed, as a result of centuries long cooperation, a mutual relationship and solidarity between coastal people and isolated mountain tribes. The struggle of war and building a collective community and common ground between the Viet people and other ethnicities had been established and continuously consolidated and developed.