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YUNNAN 26 Minorities 

10. The Wa , concentrated in remote hills between the Mekong and Salween rivers on the Burmese border , accompany their ritual with drums--brown . 

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11.The Naxi , from  the Lijiang area , within the loop of the Upper Yangze River (Jinsha Jiang ) , are one of the few non-Chinese people to have a writing of their own . This rebus-pictographis script , called dongba wen , is preserved in samll , horizontal booklets and coloured cartoon-like scrolls that depict deities , infernal creatures and natural phenomenon . Other rare artfacts includes ritual trumpets , headdresses , wooden plaques and clay figurines . 

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12. The Yao , are broadly distributed over six of China's provinces inYunnan they live in the southeastern most corner and still practice slash-and-burn agriculture . They are often confused with the Miao . 

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13. The Zang, (Tibetan ) have resided for centuries in northernmost Yunnan near the Tibetan border . Most adhere to the Yellow hat (Gelupa ) school of Tibetan Buddhism , and their religious life is centred on few larg monasteries .






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  14. The  Jinpo , scattered throug the far west of the province , have large , two handed swords and intricat jewellery looking like silver armou . They also  build tall , coloured pagodas . 


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15. the Bulang , ( Blang )closely related to the Wa and De'ang , have been strongly influenced by the Dai . They live in Dai-style bamboo house , speak Dai as a second language and , when literat , know written Dai. their polytheism has found place alongside Theravad Buddhism .

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16. The Pumi, are spread across northwestern Yunnan . They are know for their colourful costumes and a rich oral tradition . The women especially wear long skirts with bright sashes and sheepskin cloaks . The Pumi are closely related to the Qiang of Sichuan province and probably migrated from even farther north in the plateau grasslands of Qinghai-Gansu .

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17. The Buyi , come from the mountainous eastern and southeastern parts of the province . They are similar to the majority Han , though their men sometimes wear head scarves and the women may wear a head scrf , robe and pleated dress for special occasions . Buyi batik work is outstanding . 

 

 
   

  


 
18. The Achang , from the Burmese border are known for their warlike swords and daggers . 






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