Derung Nationality in Brief
Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): dú lóng
English Translation1: Derung
Population & Distribution2: Total population is 6,930, mainly distributed in the area of Yunnan Province.
Spoken and Written Language: Their national language belongs to the Tibetan-Burmese group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family, no writing system preserved.
Major Industry: Derung mainly engaged in agriculture and sidelined with collection.
Religious Belief: Derung people believe in nature worship, animism, ghosts. They have face tattooing customs.
Traditional Festivals: Kaquewa and the New Year.
Traditional Diet: Steep chicken, stinky bamboo shoots, stone baking cake, bee pupae and etc.
Traditional Folk Art: Cattle plunder dance, jump drum dance, Guozhuang dance, and etc.
Traditional Sports: Crossbow shooting, wrestling.
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.