Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): mén bā

English Translation1: Monba

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 10,561, mainly distributed in the area of Tibetan Autonomous Region.

Spoken and Written Language: The national language is belong to the Tibetan branch, the Tibetan-Burmese group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family. No script is preserved.

Major Industry: Monba mainly engaged in agriculture and sidelined with animal husbandry.

Religious Belief: Monba people worship of nature and belief in the Tibetan Buddhism and animist.

Traditional Festivals: Qu Ke day, Saga Dawa Festival, Tawang Great Prayer Festival and the Lunar New Year.

Traditional Diet: Zanba, buckwheat cake, millet paste and bamboo rice.

Traditional Folk Art: The drinking song, love song and bird dance.

Traditional Sports: Howling arrows

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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