I’m traveling this week in the Central Highlands area of Viet Nam, sometimes referred to as the Western Highlands. The Bana (or Bahnar) are an indigenous hill tribe native to this area. The colonial French named the people here the ‘Montagnards’ or literally the ‘mountain people’. There are numerous ethnic minorities in this area, the largest being the Jarai, Ede, K’hor and Bana. Many such groups from the Highlands are some of the most evangelized groups within Viet Nam though there remain pockets and villages that have yet to be evangelized. There are other smaller in size ethnic groups in the area that remain UPG’s or UUPG’s. Some streams of Christianity among these peoples tend to be very cultural and there is a great need for additional training and evangelism.
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