Today, the population is approximately four million, of whom about one million are Montagnards. The 30 or so Montagnard tribes in the Central Highlands comprise more than six different ethnic groups who speak languages drawn primarily from the Malayo-Polynesian, Tai, and Austroasiatic language families.
Does Vietnam have indigenous people?
Indigenous peoples in Vietnam account for about 13.4 million people, or 14.6% of the national population (95 million). Vietnam has 54 recognized ethnic groups, 53 of which are minority ethnic groups, and is therefore considered a multi-ethnic country.
Are there still tribes in Vietnam?
There are a total of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. French photographer Réhahn has photographed 40 of them so far, and is planning to document all of them. The portraits he’s captured provide a glimpse into the vanishing cultures of people who are striving to hold onto their heritage in a rapidly-changing world.
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.