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.

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