Ethnic Honghe


A short introduction to Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture was published before, now we provide new data about the minority populations in Honghe.

The Yi, with a population of 973,732, that constitutes a 23.57% of Honghe population have as their main branches in Honghe:

Nisupo, Nipo, Gepo, Siqi, Axipo

The Hani, with a population of 685,727 constitute 16,6% of Honghe population, are called:

Hani, Nuobi, Nuomei, Yiche, Lami, Baihong, Asuo, Budu, Qide, Gehe, Biyue, Kaduo, Haou, Ximongluo.

The Miao are 274,147, that constitute a 6.64% of Honge population. Most of them live in mountains areas. They are locally known as Green Miao, White Miao, Flowery Miao, Black Miao and Chinese Miao.

The 99,000 Zhuang are a little more than the 2% of Honghe population. There are three branches of the Zhuang in Honghe:

Bunong or Nong.
Buyanong or Sha
Tuliao or Tu.

Near 100,000 Dai constitute more than 2% of Honghe population. Most of them belong to the Dai rui branch.

There are about 75,000 Yao, with four main groups.

The Xiumen Yao includes the Landing Yao, Pingtou Yao and Baixian Yao.
The Jimen Yao includes the Hongtou Yao.

There are also:

Some 8,000 Kucong, officially considered Lahu, living mainly in Jinping County.

About 2,000 Buyi live in Hekou County. They call themselves Zhongjia or Zhongmiao.

The 1,000 Mang people, one of these small ethnic groups, also living in Vietnam, inhabit the mountain areas near the national border.

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