54 Ethnic Groups

11/06/2016 09:27

Ba Na ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Ba Na (To Lo, Krem, Con Kde, Ala Cong, Krang). Population: 174,456 people (Year 1999). Locality: Kon Tum Province and the western parts of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen Provinces.  Customs and habits The Ba Na lives in houses built on stilts. In each village, there is a communal...
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11/06/2016 09:25

Brau ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Brau (Brao). Population: 313 people (Year 1999). Locality: Dak Me Village, Bo Y Commune, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province.  Customs and habits The Brau have a tradition of tattooing their faces and bodies and filing their teeth. Their houses are built on stilts. Young...
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11/06/2016 09:25

Bo Y ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Bo Y (Chung Cha, Trong Gia, Tu Di, Tu Din and Pu Na). Population: 1,864 people (Year 1999). Locality: Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces.  Customs and habits Ancestor worship is the basis of Bo Y religion. The Bo Y live in houses built on the ground....
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11/06/2016 09:24

Cham ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Cham (Cham, Chiem Thanh, and Hroi). Population: 132,873 people (Year 1999). Locality: Concentrated populations live in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces. The Cham also live in An Giang, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai provinces, and Ho Chi Minh City.  Customs and habits The Cham...
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11/06/2016 09:24

Bru - Van Kieu ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Bru-Van Kieu (Tri, Khua, and Ma-Coong). Population: 55,559 people (Year 1999). Locality: The mountain regions of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.  Customs and habits The Bru - Van Kieu live in small houses on stilts. These villages are usually located...
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11/06/2016 09:23

Chu Ru ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Chu Ru (Cho Ru and Ru). Population: 14,978 people (Year 1999). Locality: Don Duong District in Lam Dong Province and Binh Thuan Province.  Customs and habits The Chu Ru worship their ancestors and these rituals are carried out in the cemetery. Each family in the Chu Ru...
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11/06/2016 09:23

Cho Ro ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Cho Ro (Do Ro, Chau Ro). Population: 22,567 people (Year 1999). Locality: Dong Nai, Binh Thuan, Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong provinces.  Customs and habits The Cho Ro lives in houses built on stilts and on the ground. Both patriarchal and matriarchal customs have...
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11/06/2016 09:22

Co ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Co (Cor, Col, Cua and Trau). Population: 27,766 people (Year 1999). Locality: Bac Tra My and Nam Tra My districts of Quang Nam Province; Tra Bong District of Quang Ngai Province.  Customs and habits The Co believes that all things have souls, and they worship the souls...
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11/06/2016 09:22

Chut ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Chut (Ruc, Sach, Arem, May, Ma Lieng, Tu Vang, Pa Leng, Xe Lang, To Hung, Cha Cu, Tac Cuc, Ymo, and Xa La Vang). Population: 3,829 people (Year 1999). Locality: Minh Hoa and Tuyen Hoa districts of Quang Binh Province.  Customs and habits Though most Chut live a sedentary...
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11/06/2016 09:21

Cong ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Cong (Xam Khong, Mang Nhe, and Xa Xeng). Population: 1,676 people (Year 1999). Locality: Muong Te District in Lai Chau province and along the Da River.  Customs and habits The Cong live in houses built on stilts. Each Cong lineage has a leader, its own social taboos, and...
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Time Of The Dynasties

11/06/2016 08:40

Country's official name

At the beginning of the Bronze Age, the Viet tribe groups had settled down in the North and in the north of Central Viet Nam. There were about 15 groups of Lac Viet tribesmen living mainly in the northern highland and delta and a dozen Au Viet groups of tribesmen living in Viet Bac, the northern...
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11/06/2016 08:39

Foundation of the Nation

Metal Age (about 4,000 years ago): Vietnam existed three major cultural centers: Phung Nguyen - Dong Son (The North), Long Thanh - Sa Huynh (The Centre) and Cau Sat, Doc Chua - Dong Nai (The South) from Bronze Age to Iron Age. These three major cultural centers had close...
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11/06/2016 08:39

Prehistoric Era

Prehistoric Era of Viet Nam include: Pre-Paleolithic Age and Neolithic Age.  ♦ Pre-Paleolithic Age Human civilization started in Viet Nam a very long time ago. In fact, archaeologists have found vestiges of Homo Erectus in the caves of Lang Son and Nghe An Provinces. During the...
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11/06/2016 08:38

Ngo Dynasty (939 - 965)

Ngo King (939-944) Later Ngo King (950-965)        Ngo Quyen Temple In 931, a patriot, Duong Dinh Nghe, took up the fight and made himself governor. After Duong Dinh Nghe died, murdered by one of his aides, the fight was led by Ngo Quyen, who in 938 clashed with a Southern Han...
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11/06/2016 08:38

Chinese domination period (1st century, BC - 10th century, AD)

In the 3rd century BC, the Han people who lived in the Yellow River basin unified China, merging the various ethnic groups who lived in southern China to the south of the Yangtze River into a centralized empire. This feudal empire soon spread southwards.    In 111 B.C. the Han dynasty...
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11/06/2016 08:37

Pre-Le Dynasty (980-1009)

Le Dai Hanh (980-1005) Dynastic title: Thien Phuc (980-988); Hung Thong (989-993); Ung Thien (994-1005) Le Trung Tong (1005) Le Long Dinh (1005-1009)      To deal with the danger of Sung troops, the Court and army appointed a talented general, Le Hoan. The latter defeated the Sung...
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11/06/2016 08:37

Dinh Dynasty (968-980)

Dinh Tien Hoang (968-979) Dynastic title: Thai Binh (970-979)  Starting from Hoa Lu in present-day Ninh Binh, Dinh Bo Linh defeated all 12 warlords, one after another, and unified the country in 967. The next year he made himself king, named the country Dai Co Viet, established his capital at...
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11/06/2016 08:36

Ly Dynasty (1010-1225)

Kings of Ly Dynasty: - Ly Thai To (1010-1028) - Ly Thai Tong (1028-1054) - Ly Thanh Tong (1054-1072) - Ly Nhan Tong 1072-1127) - Ly Than Tong (1128-1138) - Ly Anh Tong (1138-1175) - Ly Cao Tong (1176-1210) - Ly Hue Tong (1211-10/1224) - Ly Chieu Hoang (1225)      After a long period...
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11/06/2016 08:35

Tran Dynasty (1225-1400)

Kings of Tran Dynasty: - Tran Thai Tong (1225-1258) - Tran Thanh Tong (1258-1272) - Tran Nhan Tong (1279-1293) - Tran Anh Tong (1293-1314) - Tran Minh Tong (1314-1329) - Tran Hien Tong (1329-1341) - Tran Du Tong (1341-1369) - Tran Nghe Tong (1370-1372) - Tran Due Tong (1372-1377) - Tran Phe De...
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11/06/2016 08:33

Later Tran Dynasty (1407-1413)

The oppressive occupation soon triggered fierce resistance. As early as the end of 1407, many uprisings began to occur. A descendant of the Tran Dynasty proclaimed himself king in 1407, taking the name Gian Dinh and setting up his headquarters in Nghe An Province.    In late 1408, his...
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