65,800,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 67,762,060. Ethnic population: 73,600,000 (2009 census).
Widespread. Also in Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Taiwan, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Laos, Martinique, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Philippines, Russian Federation, Senegal, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu.
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
Kinh is an official ethnic community. Buddhist, Christian.