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15 July 2015

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Ethnic Groups

Hunan also is a province of ethnic groups, among which Han population accounts for 89.9 percent of the total population, while population of other ethnic groups accounts for 10.1 percent. Among the po...

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Zhuang Ethnic Minority

With a population of 23.56 thousand, the Zhuangs are distributed sparsely but widely throughout Hunan. Most of the Zhuangs live in Zhuang village of Gingtang in Yao autonomous county of Jianghua.

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Yao Ethnic Minority

Most Yaos live in beautiful, humid mountain valleys, which are densely covered with pines, Chinese firs, tea bushes, etc., and teeming with wild animals. Natural resources are rich there.

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Uygur Ethnic Minority

The Uygur ethnic minority has its own language and alphabet, which belongs to the Turki Austronesian of Altai Phylum. They have two written languages, one based upon Arabian letters, the other based u...

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Tujia Ethnic Minority

The Tujia people have their own language, which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family. As they have no written script, they use Chinese characters, instead, and the...

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Miao Ethnic Minority

The wide distribution of the Miaos, and the influence of the different environments in which they live, have resulted in marked differences in the dialects and names they use, and in the clothing they...

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Hui Ethnic Minority

The Hui people took Chinese as their common language. During their long history, the Hui people, aided by the Han people, accumulated great wealth.

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Dong Ethnic Minority

With no written script of their own, before 1949, many Dongs learned to read and write in Chinese. Philologists sent by the central government helped work out a Dong written language on the basis of t...

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Bai Ethnic Minority

In successive dynasties, the Bai were named Baizi, Baihuo, and Baini, meaning white people. In 1956, they were formally named the Bai ethnic minority, because of their worship of the white color.

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