Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): yù gù

English Translation1: Yugur

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 14,378, mainly distributed in the area of Gansu Province.

Spoken and Written Language: The language of Western Yugur belongs to the Turkic group  of the Altaic language family whilst the Eastern Yugur belongs to the Mongolian group of the Altaic language family.

Major Industry: Yugur people are engaged in animal husbandry and skilled in riding and shooting.  

Religious Belief: Yugur people is belief in the Tibetan Buddhism.

Traditional Festivals: The major festivals observed are Spring Festival, horsehair cutting festival,  and Tibetan Buddhist festivals.

Traditional Diet: Butter tea, barley cake, dried milk cake, urum and other milk product as main food. The boiled lamb, meat sausages and haggis are also popular.

Traditional Folk Art: Wine song, folk song, love song, marriage song, wedding song and dance, shepherd song and dance, dairy calf song and dance, labor song and dance, mowing song and dance, etc.

Traditional Sports: Crawled pulling, stick resisting, stick pulling, wrestling, horse racing, archery, desert climbing, throwing and so on.

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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