Xtieng Ethnic Group in Vietnam

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 […]

Xo Dang Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Xo Dang Ethnic Group in Vietnam

The Xo Dang ethnic group, also called Xe Dang, Ca Dong, To Dra, Ha Lang, Mo Nam, Ta Tri, Ka Rang, Bri La Teng, Con Lan are concentrated in Kon Tum Province and scattered in the mountainous areas of Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces. The Xo Dang believe in animism and worship many spirits related […]

Xinh Mun Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Xinh Mun Ethnic Group in Vietnam

The Xinh Mun ethnic group, also called Puoc, Pua live in Son La and Lai Chau provinces and along the Vietnamese-Lao border regions. Xinh Mun houses are built on stilts, have vaulted roofs shaped like axinhmun tortoise shell and stairways at both ends of the house. The children take the family name of the father. After […]

Tho Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Tho Ethnic Group in Vietnam

The Tho ethnic group, also called Keo, Mon, Cuoi, Ho, Tay Poong, Dan Lai, Ly Ha live in the western parts of Nghe An Province. Formerly, the Tho lived in houses built on stilts. Now they prefer housestho built on the ground. Close relationships and a desire to help each other have existed for a very […]

Thai Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Thai Ethnic Group in Vietnam

The Thai ethnic group, also called Tay, Tay Dam, Tay Khao, Tay Muoi, Tay Thanh, Hang Tong, Pu Thay lives in Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Hoa Binh, and Nghe An provinces. The Thai worship their ancestors, the heavens, the earth, ban, and thai”muong”. They also hold rituals to pray for good crops.The Thai live […]

Ta Oi Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Ta Oi Ethnic Group in Vietnam

The Ta Oi ethnic group, also called Toi Oi, Pa Co, Ba Hy, Ba Ghy lives in A Luoi District of Thua Thien-Hue Province and Huong Hoa District of Quang Tri Province. The communal house of the Ta Oi is called the Rong. It is built at the centretaoi of the village and is a fairly […]

Tay Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Tay Ethnic Group in Vietnam

The Tay ethnic group, also called Tho, Ngan, Phen, Thu Lao, Pa Di lives along the valleys and the lower slopes of the mountains in Cao Bang, Lang Son, Bac Kan, and Quang Ninh provinces, and in some regions of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces. Ancestor worship is a religious rite of the Tay. The […]

Si La Ethnic Group in Vietnam

Si La Ethnic Group in Vietnam

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 Diu Ethnic Group in Vietnam

San Diu Ethnic Group in Vietnam

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 in Vietnam

San Chay Ethnic Group in Vietnam

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 in Vietnam

Ra Glai Ethnic Group in Vietnam

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 […]