About Vietkieu’s

Việt Kiều, a Sino-Vietnamese word literally translating to “Vietnamese sojourner”), refers to Vietnamese people living outside Vietnam in a diaspora.  Of the about 3 million overseas Vietnamese, about 300,000 left before 1975 (mainly to neighboring countries and France). The term “Việt Kiều” is most often used in Vietnam and is less often used by the overseas Vietnamese themselves as a term of self-identification. Instead, they use Người Việt Hải Ngoại (Overseas Vietnamese) or occasionally Người Việt Tự Do (Free Vietnamese) to refer to themselves.

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