"Nu ethnic group consists of 4 branches. The branch living in Gongshan calls themselves A-long, the branch living in Fugong call themselves A-nu, the branch living in Bijiang call themselves Nusu, the branch living in Lanping call themselves Ruoruo. Some branches are natives, such as Nu in Gongshan and Fugong, the others are immigrations, such as Nu in Bijian. These branches developed and converged during history and finally formed Nu ethnic group" ( Ni Peng and Wei Ping.-On Ancient Dispute Resolution System of Nu Ethnic Group)
- The Anong, inhabitants of Fugong County, have a population of 8.000 people.
- The Along, about 8.000 people, live in Gongshan County.
- The Ruorou are some 2.000 people. They live in Lanping County.
- The Nusus, about 11.000, live in Bijiang County.
Articles in Ethnic China
the Nu peoples: Nu is the generic denomination of four
different ethnic groups, with well differentiated cultures: the Anong,
the Along, the Ruorou and the Nusu.
This paper examines the sociolinguistic conditions under which three Southeast Asian languages have restructured under intense multilingual contact.
Cham, Anong, and Phan Rang Cham: Three languages, three social contexts,
three patterns of change.
Ni Peng and Wei Ping.-On Ancient Dispute Resolution System of Nu Ethnic Group
disputes were usually resolved by god judgment mechanism before the setup
of P.R.China, such as blowing blood wine, drinking blood wine, grasping
in oil (water) pan, pulling stone pillar and sacrificing to Mari.
China photo exhibitions
Films about the Nu:
two films released at an International Congress in Kunming, 2009
dvds and vcds about the Nu
Nu in the art
to Nu lands
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