Articles in Ethnic China
Spiritual Traditions of the Buyi: Their sacred writings are the "Mojing". This book is a collection of the songs that should be sung in each of the religious ceremonies of the Buyi.
Ritual specialists among the Buyi: Bumo and Yaya: The Buyi have two kind of religious specialists: the bumo, male, and the yaya, female, which perform various kinds of religious activities.
Some of the Buyi's goddesses: They worship the Goddess of theFlowers, as according to their beliefs the children are as flowers and she is the goddess in charge of distributing them to the humans.
Buyi Gods and Totems: The dragon is the most important totem of the Buyi. According to their legends they were originated from the mating of a man with a Dragon woman. They think there are dragons everywhere, in valleys and mountains, and the people must be careful to do not disturb dragons
Customs of the Buyi: funeral, dress: The clothes they wear are intimately related with their age and their sexual status. The different steps in the life of a woman are clearly depicted in their dresses.
Notes about the arts of the Buyi nationality: Their literature has been orally transmitted: myths, legends, songs and folktales, and their sacred scriptures Mojing. Among their myths some of the more widely known are: "Twelve suns", "Brother and sister create the human beings".
The Buyi yearly cycle: popular festivals: a festival dedicated to worshipping the mountains. Particularly important for the Buyi, it is celebrated widely in the south
Researches available in the Web
This paper presents the word order variation of Bouyei language in comparison with Thai, its genetically related language, and Chinese, the language which is used along with the Bouyei language.
Free Books about the Buyi-Bouyei
Wu Wenyi, Wil C. Snyder and Liang Yongshu.- Survey of the Guizhou Bouyei Language
believe that the major contribution of this research is the data itself
being published and
Ethnic China photo exhibitions:
Buyi-Bouyei in Zhenning County, Guizhou Province. Pedro Ceinos Arcones.
2000. A short set of pictures about the headdress and villages
of the Buyi nationality in Zhenning County.
Films about the Buyi-Bouyei
Videos about the Buyi Nationality: Three videos from Youtube, and searching for more.
dvds and vcds about the Buyi
of the the Buyi in the cinema: We find only two films
where the life and culture of the Buyi are displayed.
Buyi-Bouyei in the art
to Buyi lands: The most accessible places to visit
the Buyi, are the area around Anshun City, with the Huangguoshu Waterfall
and Zhenning County as main points of interest.