The colorful life of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups

11:09:00 06/09/2018

The colorful life of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups

 

With a population of about 90 million people, Vietnam comprises 54 ethnic groups. Many of these include numerous local groups. The language of ethnic groups is also diverse with five linguistic families: Austroasiatic, Austronesian, Tai-Kadai, Miao-Yao, and Sino-Tibetan.

 

An ancient bamboo lunar calendar of the Muong in Hoa Binh province

An ancient bamboo lunar calendar of the Muong in Hoa Binh province

 

Black Thai manuscript in Son La province

Black Thai manuscript in Son La province

 

Palm-leaf manuscript of the Thai in Nghe An province

Palm-leaf manuscript of the Thai in Nghe An province


Each ethnic group has its own cultural identity while still sharing certain similarities. The culture of the ethnic groups is a continuity of tradition, of mutual exchanges and mutual influences across and within national borders but also regionally, especially the influence of India, China, and Southeast Asia. Afterwards, western cultural factors have been incorporated, especially in the globalization time.

 

Uniform of the Dao is impressed with the red colour in the north of Vietnam

Uniform of the Dao is impressed with the red colour in the north of Vietnam

 

Clothing of the Ha Nhi in the north of Vietnam

Clothing of the Ha Nhi in the north of Vietnam

 

Two stringed fiddles, monochord of the Viet in Red River Delta

Two stringed fiddles, monochord of the Viet in Red River Delta

 

Traditionally, most of the groups rely on wet rice agriculture or swidden farming, combined with raising poultry, collecting, hunting and fishing; handicrafts (weaving, forging, making pottery, carpentry) and on the commerce of different levels.

 

Hunting and gathering of the Chut in central Vietnam

Hunting and gathering of the Chut in central Vietnam

 

Still for rice wine, spice jar, a steamer of the Muong in Hoa Binh province

Still for rice wine, spice jar, a steamer of the Muong in Hoa Binh province

 

Most ethnic groups consider the village as the most important social unit; however, village organization, house styles, family, society and religious traditions are diverse. today, the peoples of Vietnam are in various degrees of development and international integration.

 

Inside a house of the Dao in the north of Vietnam

Inside a house of the Dao in the north of Vietnam 

 

In the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the tourists will find a lot of special hidden charm of the culture, uniform, social life of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Hope this post will be useful for you in Hanoi tours if you need more information or feedback, contact [email protected]

 

 

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