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Torch Festival of Bai Ethnic People

The Torch Festival is a traditional festival celebrated among some ethnic groups in southwestern China, such as the Yi, Bai, Hani, Lisu, Naxi, Pumi and Lahu etc. The festival features lighting up torches, hence its name. It usually falls in early June of the lunar calendar or on the 24th or 25th of the month, [...]

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March Fair Festival of Bai Ethnic

March Fair is the grandest festival of the year for the Bai ethnics. Held from the 15th day to the 21st day of the third lunar month every year at the foot of the Mount Cangshan, west to the ancient city of Dali, the Bai hold the festival mainly for harvest. History and OriginThere are two [...]

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A Nation Suffered Far Too Long

The Miao are people of one of China’s 55 ethnic tribes, whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of southern China mainly provinces of Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei and Guangxi. The group is believed to have a history of more than 5000 years, longer than that of Han Chinese the largest ethnic people of [...]

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Colorful People, Colorful Culture

LocationThe Miao Hmong ethnic minority has a population of over 8 million, larger than most minority groups in China. They are widely scattered and normally living in clustered groups of small villages.LanguageLinguistically the Miao belong to the Miao-Yao branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The Miao have their own languages consisting of 30-40 dialects, which [...]

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Long Horn Miao and Short Skirt Miao

The Miao ethnic people has a population of over 8 million larger than most of other minority groups in China. After immigration throughout history, today they live mainly in Guizhou, Yunnan, Hunan, Hubei, Hainan Provinces and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Prefecture. Such a wide distribution and the influence of different environments have resulted in marked [...]

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White Bai Ethnic Tribe

The Bai is one of the 56 ethnic tirbes of China. Bai People regards white color with high esteem and they call themselves Baizi, Baini or Baihuo, meaning white people. In 1956, they were named the Bai Nationality by Chinese Authorities.LocationThe Bai ethnic group has a population of around 2 million, 80 percent of which [...]

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Dai Ethnic Tribe, Home of Peacock

Population and LocationThe Dai are one of the 55 ethnic groups of China. The name Dai, meaning free people, has been officially used since 1953 to replace “Tai” or “Thai.”There are about 1.5 million Dai in China. Most of the Dai live in the Xishuangbanna and Dehong Dai-Jingpo autonomous prefectures in southern Yunnan province of [...]

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Bai Ethnic Tribe Religion – Multi Worships

The religious beliefs of Bai ethnic people are complex and varied. Some people believe in Daoism, but most people believe in Buddhism and Benzhu, local Gods. It is very common to find Buddhist, Daoist and Benzhu shrines coexist in temples of Bai villages.BuddhismBai people believed in Buddhism since the 7th century. In fact, Guanyin, the [...]

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Uyghur Tribe in China

LocationThe Uyghur (also spelled Uygur , Uighur , Uigur ) are a Turkic people of Central Asia. Today Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. There are also existing Uyghur communities in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Germany, and Turkey and a smaller one in Taoyuan County of Hunan province in south-central China.HistoryHistorically [...]

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Naxi Nakhi Dongba Culture

The term Dongba, Tomba or Tompa , which is from Naxi Nakhi language, means “the wise” and refers to the religious priests, the culture, and script of the Naxi Nakhi people, who are found in southwestern China. Dongba Culture consists of its writings, scriptures, paintings, dance and music.Dongba ReligionDongba culture can’t separate from Dongba religion. [...]

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