San Diu Ethnic Group

The San Diu ethnic group, also called San Deo, Trai, Trai Dat, and “Man Quan Coc” (Man in Shorts) live in the midlands of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phu, Thai Nguyen, and Tuyen Quang provinces. The San Diu house is built level with the ground. The roof is usually covered with[…]

San Chay Ethnic Group

The San Chay ethnic group, also called Cao Lan, San Chi, Man Cao Lan, Hon Ban are concentrated in Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, and Bac Giang provinces. Communities of San Chay are also found scattered in Quang Ninh, Yen Bai, Lang Son, and Vinh Phuc provinces. Ancestral worship is widely practiced but is influenced by Buddhism,[…]

Ra Glai Ethnic Group

The Ra Glai ethnic group, also called Ra Glay, Krai, Orang Glai, No-Ana, La Vang live mainly in the southern regions of Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces. The Ra Glai believe there is a spiritual world known as “Giang” that raglaiincludes good and evil forces. They traditionally live in stilted houses. The pa-lay is headed[…]

Brau Ethnic Group

The Brau ethnic group, also called Brao live in Dak Me Village, Bo Y Commune, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province. The Brau have a tradition of tattooing their faces and bodies and filing theirbrau teeth. Their houses are built on stilts. Young men and women are free to choose their partners. The wedding ceremony is[…]

Bo Y Ethnic Group

The Bo Y ethnic group, also called Chung Cha, Trong Gia, Tu Di, Tu Din, Phu Na live in Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces. Ancestor worship is the basis of Bo Y religion. The Bo Y live in houses bo ybuilt on the ground. There is always an extra room in[…]