Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): hā ní

English Translation1: Hani

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 1,660,932, mainly distributed in the area of Yunnan Province. Most population is distributed in the area of Langcang River and Red River of the South.

Spoken and Written Language: The Hani language belongs to the Yi branch, Tibetan-Burmese group of Chinese-Tibetan language family. There is no writing system preserved.

Major Industry: Hani is mainly engaged in agriculture in the mountain, Yuanyang terrace is well-known of their creation.

Religious Belief: Hani people worship their ancestor and believe in the animist.

Traditional Festivals: October Festival, Festival of June, Girls' Festival, New Rice Festival and etc.

Traditional Diet: chicken in bamboo, bee pupae sauce, dried meat floss of birds, fried plantain flowers, fried bamboo worms and etc.

Traditional Folk Art: Drum dance, palm fan dance, bamboo tube dance.

Traditional Sports: Swing, 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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