54 ethnic group- General introduction

Ethnic minorities in VietNam

Ethnicity and ethnic languages are associated with sides of the ethnic processes. In these process, the language is both ethnic characteristics, and reflection, conservation and transmission of national cultural values, is means of integration, national unity, strengthening and social development of ethnic people. Community of Vietnamese ethnic groups is classified according to 8 different ethnic people languages, such as Vietnamese - Muong language group, Mon - Khmer language group, Tay - Thai language group, Hmong – Dao language group, Malay - Da Dao language group, Tibetan – Mianmar language group, Han language group and Ka Dai language group.

A. South Asian cultural language Team:

1. Vietnamese - Muong language group: Including Kinh, Muong, Tho, Chut.

2. Mon - Khmer Group language: comprising Khmer ethnic group, Ba-na, Xo-dang, Co-ho, Hre, Mnong, Xtieng, Bru-Van Kieu, Co-tu, Gie-Trieng, Ma, Kho-mu, Co, Ta-oi, Cho-ro, Khang, Xinh-mun, Mang, Brau, O-du, Ro-Mum.

3. Tay - Thailand language group: Including the Tay, Thai, Nung, San Chay, Giay, Lao, Lu, Bo Y.

4. Hmong - Dao language group: Including Hmong, Dao, Pa Then.

B. Nam Dao language culture Group:

5. Malay – Nam Dao language group: including Cham, Chu-ru, Gia Rai, Ede, Ra-glai

C. Han-Tang language culture language:

6. Tang - Myanmar language group: Including Ha Nhi, La Hu, Phu La, Lo Lo, Cong, Si La.

7. Han language group: Comprising Hoa, Ngai, San Diu.

8. In addition to 3 language culture groups, there are some other languages called language culture group: Including Co Lao, La Chi, La Ha, Pu Peo.

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