Sui Nationality in Brief

Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): shuǐ

English Translation1: Sui

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 411,847, mainly distributed in the area of Guizhou Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Spoken and Written Language: The national language belongs to the Dong-Shui branch, the Zhuang-Dong group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family. There is an ancient script system exist called "Shui Text". The script system has only more than 100 characters that used for religious activities only.

Major Industry: The Sui people is mainly engaged in agriculture and sidelined with forestry.

Religious Belief: Sui people believe in animist and worship of polytheists.

Traditional Festivals: Duan festival, Mao festival, mothers’ day, tsje festival, the Water God Sacrifice Day.

Traditional Diet: Fish with chives stuffing, sour broth, boiled fish, wine and etc.

Traditional Folk Art: Bronze drum dance, bullfight dance, Lusheng dance, antiphonal singing, solo singing, impromptu singing, ballad and etc.

Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.

Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.

 

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