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  • Dong ethnic group, old but dynamic
    Dong ethnic group, old but dynamic China’s Dong people normally live in Guizhou, Hunan, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Composed of 2,514,000 people, the Dong Minority owns a diversified and dynamic culture. Visitors to the region could experience the fun of discovering their old way of living and old traditions. UNESCO... Read more>>
  • The Mosuo, an ethnic group in Lugu Lake area
    The Mosuo, an ethnic group in Lugu Lake area The Mosuo Ethnic Group have a population of 40,000 people and live high in the Himalayas in the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces close to the Tibetan border in small towns and villages. They are said to belong to the Naxi minority group but actually they are an own group with a different language, cult... Read more>>
  • Hui ethnic group, widely distributed in China
    Hui ethnic group, widely distributed in China The Hui ethnic group is the most widely distributed ethnic group of China with a total population of 9.8 million. Most of the Hui people live the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwestern China. There are lots of concentrated Hui communities in Gansu, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Hebei, Henan, Yunnan, an... Read more>>
  • Uyghur, Singing and Dancing in Xijiang
    Uyghur, Singing and Dancing in Xijiang The Uygur Ethnic Group is one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. Owning a population of about 8.39 million, most of the Uygur live in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions. The language spoken by Uygur belongs to the Turkic group of the Altaic phylum. ... Read more>>
  • Kazak, a Hospitable Nationality in Xinjiang Province
    Kazak, a Hospitable Nationality in Xinjiang Province The Kazak Nationality is one of the 56 ethnic groups in People's Republic of China, living mainly in Xinjiang Province. Kazakhs speak their own language which belongs to Turkic family of Altaic language system. The ancestors of the Kazakhs were the earliest explorers in ancient Silk Road. Living ... Read more>>
  • Dai Nationality, a Legend of Dancing
    Dai Nationality, a Legend of Dancing The Dai Nationality, also spelled Tai in some area, is one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. The Dai ethnic group is made up of several smaller groups who live in Dai Autonomous Prefectures, Yunnan Province. The first Dai Prefecture was set up by Emp... Read more>>
  • Bouyei Nationality, Master of Growing Rice
    Bouyei Nationality, Master of Growing Rice The Bouyei Nationality (also called Buyi Nationality) is one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. Bouyei people live mainly in Anshun, Guizhou Province. The total population is 2.9 million in 2000. Bouyei Nationality has lived in the southwestern area sin... Read more>>
  • Bai Nationality, Shines in Southwestern China
    Bai Nationality, Shines in Southwestern China The Bai Nationality is one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. Bai people live in southwestern China, mainly Dali of Yunnan Province, Bijie of Guizhou Province, and Hubei Province. Bai people are descendants of an ancient nationality named Ji, which ha... Read more>>
  • Yi Nationality, Ethnic Group with Splendid History
    Yi Nationality, Ethnic Group with Splendid History Living mainly in the hillside and basin areas in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou and the northwestern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Prefecture, Yi minority is reputed as a nation with a long history and splendid culture. Deriving from the Zang-Mian Austronesian family of Sino-Tibetan Phylum, Yi lang... Read more>>
  • Yao Nationality, Master of Handicrafts
    Yao Nationality, Master of Handicrafts The Yao ethnic minority is a typical nationality living in the mountainous regions of the southern part of China. They are divided into several branches, such as Baiku Yao (people who wear white trousers), Hong Yao (people who favor red clothes), and so on. Their language belongs to the Miao-Yao ... Read more>>
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