Vietnam Religion and Belief


Vietnam is a country which has a rich and wide variety of religions. These include religions based on popular beliefs, religions brought to Vietnam from the outside, and several indigenous religious groups.

Viet Nam is a multi-religion and multi-belief country. The Vietnamese people have a time-honored tradition of practicing their beliefs. Different ethnic groups in Viet Nam have different beliefs linked to their own economic and spiritual life.

Vietnam Religion and Belief

Buddhism

Buddhism is one of Vietnam Religion and Belief
Buddhism was first introduced to Vietnam in the 2nd century, and reached its peak in the Ly dynasty (11th century). 


Catholicism is one of
Vietnam Religion and Belief

Catholicism was introduced to Vietnam in the 17th century. At present the most densely-populated Catholic areas are Bui Chu-Phat Diem in the northern province of Ninh Binh and Ho Nai-Bien Hoa in Dong Nai Province to the South. 

Vietnam Religion and Belief

Catholicism

Protestantism Vietnam Religion and Belief
Protestantism was introduced to Vietnam at about the same time as Catholicism. 


Islam is one of
Vietnam Religion and Belief

Islamic followers in Vietnam are primarily from the Cham ethnic minority group living in the central part of the central coast. 

Vietnam Religion and Belief

Caodaism

Caodaism is one of Vietnam Religion and Belief
Caodaism was first introduced to the country in 1926. Settlements of the Cao Dai followers in South Vietnam are located near the Church in Tay Ninh.

 

Hoa Hao is one of Sect Vietnam Religion and Belief
The Hoa Hao Sect was first introduced to Vietnam in 1939. More than 1 million Vietnamese are followers of this sect. Most of them live in the south-west of Vietnam.

Vietnam Religion and Belief

Mother Worship (Tho Mau)

Mother Worship (Tho Mau) is one of Vietnam Religion and Belief
Researchers describe the Vietnamese mother-worship cult as a primitive religion. Mother, Me in the Vietnamese language, is pronounced Mau in Sino-­script. 

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