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woman Flower Hmong, Lao Cai,  Sapa, Vietnam

woman Flower Hmong, Lao Cai, Sapa, Vietnam

woman Flower Hmong, Lao Cai,  Sapa, Vietnam ancient man, Hue, Vietnam street Ninh Binh, Vietnam Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Vietnam, C?ng hòa Xã h?i Ch? nghia Vi?t Nam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the eastern most country on the Indochina with a population of over 85 million. Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and through the centuries has been called by many different names: Van Lang, Âu L?c, Ð?i C? Vi?t, Ð?i Vi?t, Ð?i Ngu, Nam Vi?t and the Qing dynasty of China disagreed and changed Vi?t Nam. The vast majority of vietnamese people of asian religions practice ancestor worship, although this may not be strictly considered a religion. 85% is nominal/secular buddhists including predominant 83% east asian buddhist or "triple religion" (80% of people are worship the mixture of mahayana buddhism mainly, taoism, confucianism with ancestor worship; 2% Hòa H?o with 1% of some new vietnamese-buddhist sects as T? Ân Hi?u Nghia, Pure Land buddhist .....) and 2% Theravada buddhism, mainly among khmer people but the census of government showed that only 16% have taken refuge in the Three Jewels; 8% Christians (7% Catholics and 1% Protestants); 3% Cao Ðài; 2.5% Tribal animism; less than 70 thousand muslims; small hindu communities (over 50 thousand people) and a small numbers of baha'is. The capital is Hanoi.

Published on 2/22/09

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