Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin):

English Translation1: Tu

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 289,565, mainly distributed in the area of Qinghai Province and Gansu Province.

Spoken and Written Language: Their language belongs to the Mongolian group of the Altaic language family. No script system preserved.

Major Industry: Tu is mainly engaged in agriculture and sidelined in animal husbandry.

Religious Belief: Tu people worship of nature and believe in the Tibetan Buddhism.

Traditional Festivals: Nadun Festival, Amitayurbhavana-sutra gathering, sprout praying, the martial contests.

Traditional Diets: Unleavened pancake, niangpi, baked cakes, barley wine, tea.

Traditional Folk Art: Wedding dance, Balang drum dance, Anzhao dance, Yutu dance.

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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