China Ethnic Groups
China is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world with 56 distinct ethnic groups scattered across its vast lands which are officially recognized by the central government of the People ’s Republic of China. The Han Chinese are the largest in population among all the ethnic groups , accounting for 91.59% of the entire Chinese population according to the 5th national population census in 2000. As such, speaking of China’s ethnic minority groups usually refers to all but the Han group, which in total accounts for 8.41% of the country’s population with about 106.43 million members as of 2000. The Zhuang group is the largest behind the Han, and the Hezhe ethnic group is the smallest with a population of just 1,476. Of the 56 groups, 18 have populations over 1 million in China, including the Hui , Miao , Bai, and Manchu people.
The minority groups are mainly distributed in China’s southwest , northwest, and northeast regions spread over countless landscapes and in their own individual communities. Today, the people live harmoniously with the Han and it is very easy for visitors to meet and interact with the minorities in inner Mongolia; the Guangxi Zhuang , Xinjiang Uygur , and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regions; the Guizhou , Yunnan , Hunan , and Hainan Provinces; and Taiwan. In terms of population, the Yunnan Province ranks No. 1 as host to 25 ethnic minority groups in total, which account s for 1/3 of the entire population living within the province. Know more about China Ethnic Minorities.
Miao in Guizhou
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World Known Festivals
Lusheng Festival of Miao Minority
Lusheng Festival is celebrated from 18th of lunar January to 20th of lunar January.
Shoton Festival of Tibetans
The Shoton Festival is the most magnificent religious festival for the Tibetan ethnic minority people, and it is celebrated between the end of June and the beginning of July, which lasts for over 10 days.
Nadam of Mongols
Nadam is initially a Mongolian religious rite to pray to God for blessing. According to history record, Genghis Khan organized the first grand Nadam Rite after his great unification, praying to God for blessing Mongolia forever, and it become a tradition.
Tibetan New Year Festival
According to Tibetan Calendar, New Year Festival begins at the first day of the first month of Tibetan calendar.
Sisters's Rice Festival of Miao Minority
The Sisters' Rice Festival is celebrated on 15th of lunar March, which is also the oldest Asian Valentine's Day.
Singing Festival of Zhuang People
The Singing Festival is held on 3rd of Lunar March to memory Liu Sanjie, who is good at singing as the incarnation of love and aesthetics for the Zhuang ethnic people.
China Ethnic Minorities
List of China Ethnic Minorities
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