Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): dá wò ěr

English Translation1: Daur

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 131,992, mainly distributed in the area of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region and Heilongjiang Province.

Spoken and Written Language: They speak Daur language, which is belongs to the Mongolian group of Altaic Language Family, but there is no writing system to accompany it.

Major Industry: Daur people engaged in agriculture and sidelined with animal husbandry and hunting.

Religious Belief: Daur people worship their ancestors and believe in Shamanism. They also believe Animism.

Traditional Festivals: Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Cold Food Festival, Mass Lantern Festival and Ash Stain Festival.

Traditional Folk Art: Jew's harp, mountain songs and the dance of Lurigele.

Traditional Diet: Cooked wheaten food, milk products, salix bud and stewed lamb.

Traditional Sports: Hockey, archery, chess and pulling bar.

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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