According to reports recently released by the General Office of Statistics, Vietnam's population has nearly reached 88,000 million people. Eighty percent of these are ethnic Vietnamese, while the remaining twenty percent comprises more than fifty separate ethnic groups.
Eighty five percent of Vietnam's ethnic-minority population belongs to indigenous groups - the largest of which are Thai and Hmong making their homes and livelihoods in the mountainous regions of the north and central highlands. About 3% of the population is ethnic Chinese living in the urban centers of the South.
Among the many languages spoken in Vietnam are Vietnamese, Chinese, English, French, and Russian, Vietnamese is the national official language and the second language of ethnic minority groups. Besides, English as an international language has been widely used in many fields including economy, health, technology, tourism and so on.
For so many decades, Vietnamese people have reputation for their hospitability. Travelling to Vietnam, visitors will be warmly welcomed by friendly Vietnamese people.