Vietnamese Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

Cultural awareness
The Vietnamese community retains strong support and keeps alive its traditions while living in its new home in Oklahoma. Helping to do that is the annual festival, which showcases people, arts and crafts, cuisine, music and more.
Kim Pham, UCO Vietnamese international student winning the Miss Asia Oklahoma 2009 pageant. Photo taken by Omar Thabit
Kim Pham, UCO Vietnamese international student winning the Miss Asia Oklahoma 2009 pageant. Photo taken by Omar Thabit

Vietnamese people in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Kim Pham was considered an advanced English speaker in Vietnam, but for her first month as an international student in Oklahoma, she barely said a word. “I could understand what people said to me, but I couldn’t form the sentences I needed to talk back to them.”

Vietnamese culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Seven years ago the modest Cao Nguyen Vietnamese market moved to its new location in Oklahoma City’s Asian District. The store trebled in size and added the prefix “Super” to get the point across.

Vietnamese history in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Vietnamese immigrants began arriving in Oklahoma in the late 1970s, around the time the U.S military withdrew from Vietnam.Religious and political persecution in Vietnam motivated many educated professionals to come to Oklahoma where they found economic security, a good standard of living, and an enjoyable climate.

Vietnamese in Oklahoma statistics

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

No 2006-2008 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates information is available for Vietnamese Oklahomans because the population falls below the 20,000 threshold.



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