Vietnamese People

The ancient Vietnamese people were descended from a legend of Children of Dragon, Grandchildren of Gods Lac Long Quan and Au Co which the dragon and the angel got married and gave birth of one hundred eggs hatching one hundred children – the ancestors of the Vietnamese people. According to scientific evidences, the ancient Vietnamese is considered to be a group migrating from Indonesian Islands and settling on the edge of the Red River in North Delta. There are at least 54 different ethnic groups in Vietnam and the Viet or Kinh is a major ethnic group who makes up nearly 90% of the population. The popular groups of the rest include Tay, Muong, Hoa, Nung, H’mong, Dao and Kh’mer.