Xtieng Ethnic Group

The Xtieng ethnic group or Xa Dieng live in four northern districts of Binh Phuoc Province and in Dong Nai and Tay Ninh provinces. The Xtieng live a sedentary lifestyle. Each family builds its own house. Each village is led by an elderly man who must be experienced in the affairs of the community, dynamic, and[…]

Si La Ethnic Group

The Si La ethnic group, also called Cu De Xu, Kha Pe live in Lai Chau province. The Si La live in houses built level to the ground. The kitchen is usually silaplaced at the centre of the house. Relationships between the members of a lineage are very close. The head of a lineage is usually[…]

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[…]