Zhuang

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Zhuang people
壮族
Bouxcuengh
Ethnic Zhuang Costumes Guangnan Yunnan China.jpg
Zhuang people in ethnic clothes, Guangnan, 2008
Total population
18 million
Regions with significant populations
 China (Particularly Guangxi)
Languages
Zhuang languages, Cantonese, Mandarin, Pinghua
Religion
Indigenous Zhuang Shigongism (Moism)
Minority Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism
Related ethnic groups
Buyei
Tày, Tai/Dai and Nung (Vietnam)
Zhuang
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese or 僮族[1]
Hanyu PinyinZhuàngzú
Sawndip autonym
Chinese佈僮
Hanyu PinyinBùzhuàng
Thai name
Thaiจ้วง
RTGSChuang
Zhuang name
ZhuangBouxcuengh (pronounced /pou˦˨ ɕueŋ˧/)

The Zhuang people (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhuàngzú; Template:Lang-za) are a Kra-Dai speaking ethnic group who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Some also live in the Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hunan provinces. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. With the Buyi, TayNùng, and other northern Tai speakers, they are sometimes known as the Rau or Rao. Their population, estimated at 18 million people, makes them the largest minority in China.

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Citations[change | change source]

  1. 常用國字標準字體筆順學習網. Stroke-order.learningweb.moe.edu.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 17 August 2018.

Sources[change | change source]

A Senior City Police Officer Pursues His Roots In China, By Marvine Howe, New York Times, November 14, 1985.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Kaup, Katherine Palmer (2000). Creating the Zhuang: Ethnic Politics in China. Lynne Rienner Publishers. ISBN 978-1-55587-886-3.
  • Barlow, Jeffrey G. (1989). "THE ZHUANG MINORITY IN THE MING ERA". Ming Studies 1989 (1): 15–45. doi:10.1179/014703789788763976. 

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