The HRE Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam

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   The HRE, also called Cham re, Chom, Kre and Moi Luy, have a 120,251 population, inhabiting mainly in the western part of Quang Ngai1 and Blnh Dinh2 Provinces. Their language belongs to the Mon-Khmer3 group and is close to the Xo-dang and Ba-na languages. They grew wet rice very early, and their farming techniques are quite advanced. Animal husbandry is in the first place to provide offerings for religious ceremonies. Cattle is also used to draw ploughs and rakes. Basketry and weaving develop fairly well, but weaving has declined in recent decades.

Formerly, males wore turbans, loincloths and waist-deep vests or remained naked to the waist. Females wore double-layer skirts and five-panelled shirts and cover their heads with scarves. Both males and females wore their hair in bun decorated with a hairpin or a bird feather. Nowadays the HRE dress in the Kinh style but their headgear remains unchanged. Most of the women still wear skirts tailored from industrially-weaved eoth. The HRE like to wear beads and copper /silver jewelry. Both men and women put on necklaces and bracelets; females also wear ankle bracelets and earrings. Tooth filing has been given up.

The HRE live In houses-on-stilts, about one meter above the ground. The walls hut out in the upper part; each end of the roof-top Is decorated with a pair of animal horns. At two ends of the floor, there are two space; separated from the Interior one for men to receive guests and the other for women.

The village chief has a high prestige and plays an important role. Previously, all Hre people adopted the family name of Dinh. Recently, some have taken Nguyen, Ha and Pham as their family names. The form of small-size nuclear family Is very popular.

The HRE believe in polytheism and worship different spirits.

Annually, the HRE also hold buffalo-slaughtering ceremony like other ethnic groups in the Truong Son Range and Central Highlands. They are fond of composing verses, singing and playing a wide range of musica4 instruments. Ka-choi and Ka-leu are two popular tunes. Their old tales about faithful love and the good-bad contention are very attractive. Musical instruments include brook, ching Ka-la, ling-la (tranversal flute), ta-lia (longitudinal flute), bo-but for women, ra-val pan-pipe, ra-ngoi, po-pen and drums. Sets of 3 or 5 songs are the most valuable giving different rythms.

HRe's stilted house - holylandvietnamstudies.com
HRE’s stilted house in Binh Dinh province (Source: VNA Publishers)

SEE MORE:
◊  The COMMUNITY of 54 ETHNIC GROUPS in Vietnam – Section 1.
◊  The BA NA Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The BO Y Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The BRAU Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The BRU-VAN KIEU Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The CHO RO Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The CO HO Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The CONG Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The CHUT Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The CHU RU Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The CHAM Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The DAO Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  The GIAY Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo): CONG DONG 54 Dan toc Viet Nam – Phan 1.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi BA NA  trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi BO Y trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi BRAU trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi BRU-VAN KIEU  trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi CHO RO trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi CHAM trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi CHU RU trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi CHUT trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi CONG trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi DAO trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi GIAY trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi GIA RAI trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi HOA trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi KHANG trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  Vietnamese version (vi-VersiGoo) with Web-Voice (Web-Audio):  Nguoi KHMER trong Cong dong 54 Dan toc anh em o Viet Nam.
◊  etc.

BAN TU THU
09 /2020

NOTES:
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NOTE:
◊  Source & Images:  54 Ethnic Groups in Vietnam, Thong Tan Publishers, 2008.
◊ All citations and italic textes has been set by Ban Tu Thu – thanhdiavietnamhoc.com

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