Vietnamese people are composed of 54 different ethnic groups coexisting peacefully, in which the Kinh people account for 86% of the population and 53 other ethnic groups represent over 10%.
Results of latest studies and consideration of the Vietnamese’s formation in the formation of other nations in the region indicate that the origin of Vietnam people is ancient Malays strain.
According to legend of Vietnamese people, the ancestor of the Vietnamese was Kinh Duong Vuong, whose tomb nowadays still retains in An Lu village, Thuan Thanh, Bac Ninh.
Living together in “S” shaped land strip, Vietnam ethnic groups retain traditions of patriotism and coordination in conquering the nature and society, throughout the history of country foundation, building and development.
Among Vietnam ethnic community, Kinh ethnic group keep an important role in the national development. Accounting for 86.2% of Vietnam population with unique characteristics, the Kinh are worth to represent whole Vietnam country.