The main religion in Vietnam remains Taoism. Catholics are about 8 million. The Buddhism practiced in Vietnam is definitely Mayahana or Great Vehicle Buddhism. Caodaism, a synthesis of Christianity, Buddhism and Confucianism, is well established in the region of Tay Ninh in the south of Vietnam with 3,000,000 followers. One finds also in the south of Vietnam toward Châu Ðốc and Long Xuyên, a derivative of Buddhism professed by the Hoà Hão sect (2 million followers). Mountain peoples have their animist cults while the descendents of the Chàm practice Hinduism or Islam.