65,800,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 67,778,030. Ethnic population: 73,600,000 (2009 census).
1 (National). De facto national language.
Central Vietnamese (Hue), Northern Vietnamese (Hanoi, Tonkinese), Southern Vietnamese. Numerous dialects.
SVO; prepositions; classifiers and numerals precede noun heads; possessor noun phrases and adjectives follow noun heads.
Also use Vietnamese [vie].
Kinh is an official ethnic community. Buddhist, Christian.