By Rongxing Guo
With its easy-to-use layout, this booklet offers a suite of annual info on China’s fifty six ethnic teams. it's a source e-book that profiles the demography, employment and wages, livelihood, agriculture, undefined, schooling, technological know-how and know-how, tradition, activities, and public health and wellbeing for every of those ethnic teams. This fabric, that's compiled from various resources, might be of significant price to researchers, companies, govt corporations, and information media. during this ebook, information are offered on an ethnic group-by-ethnic workforce foundation, and the ethnic teams are ordered alphabetically, from the Achang to the Zhuang. even though many of the information are as of 2011 – the most recent yr while our learn used to be carried out, we additionally supply a few ancient facts for some of symptoms. this is often meant to assist readers to behavior time-series comparisons and analyses.
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At the beginning of the 13th century, a Mongolian tribe headed by Genghis Khan unified all the Mongolian tribes, giving birth to a new people—the Mongolian ethnic minority. In AD 1206, he was elected the Great Khan of all Mongols with the title of Genghis Khan. Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan founded the Yuan dynasty (AD 1206–1368) in 1272, and subdued the Southern Song dynasty (AD 1127–1279) in 1279, bringing the whole of China under his centralized rule. The Mongol language belongs to the Mongolian group of the Altaic phylum and has three main dialects.
The Nu language belongs to the Tibetan-Burman sub-group of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The dialects within the Nu language, however differ so much that Nu people from different regions cannot communicate with each other. The language has no written characters, so most Nu people use written Chinese. The religious beliefs remain primitive and animistic, believing everything has spirits and admiring the power of nature. Some of them believe in Lamaism (Tibetan Buddhism) and Christianity. 24 1 Multicultural China: A Brief View Oroqen The Oroqen mainly live in the Oroqen autonomous banner (Qi) of Hulunbuir League of Inner Mongolia autonomous region and in the Greater and Lesser Xing’an Mountains of Heilongjiang province, an area known for its abundant wild animal resources.
The Kazaks are Turkic people, speaking a 1 Multicultural China: A Brief View 15 language which belongs to the Turkic group of the Altaic phylum. The Kazak language has two scripts, one based on Arabic, the other on Latin letters. However, many Kazak people can use Chinese, Uyghur and Mongolian languages. In the past, they believed in the shamanism. In about the 11th century, they began to turn to Islam while some continued to admire nature, soul and fire like the shamanists. Kirgiz The Kirgiz ethnic minority is named after a word meaning forty girls.