The LO LO Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam

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   The LO LO are also called Mun Di or Di. There are two subgroups: Lo Lo Hoa (Flower Lo Lo) and Lo Lo Den (Back Lo Lo). Their population numbers more than 3,327 persons. They live ciiefly in Dong Van and Meo Vac Districts (Ha Glang Province1), Bao Lam and Bao Lac (Cao Bang2), and Huong Khuong (Lao Cai3). Their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burmese group4.

   The LO LO mainly worship their ancestors. Their source of living comes from growing maize or rice in milpas.

   They usually establish their villages on mountain slopes but close to sources of water. They are grouped in villages of 20-25 houses each. Their houses are built on stilts, on the ground or half on stilts and half on the ground.

   Flower Lo Lo women wear a round-necked vest and a pair of short-legged trousers covered with a short skirt. Black Lo Lo women wear short-legged trousers and a square-necked vest pulled over the head.

   Their written language is pictographic scripts which Is no longer In use. Their traditional calendar divides a year in 11 months, each corresponding to an animal.

   They have many family lineages. People of the same lineage co-habit in a hamlet. The chief of the lineage is thau chu who is responsible for ritual ceremonies and the preservation of the usages of the lineage.

   The Lo Lo practise monogamy and the wife lives In her husband’s house. Each lineage possesses a set of bronze drums, burled in the earth for maintenance and unearthed only for funerals to keep the tempo for dances. The lineage chief is the keeper of the bronze drums.

   The Lo Lo folkloric culture is abundant and original, particularly expressed in dances, songs and legends. Colorful designs are arranged In a special style on attire.

   Despite their hard life, much importance is attached to education. Many LO LO persons are university graduates or have finished secondary education; they have actively engaged in economic and cultural activities.

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LO LO women are brodering (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
08 /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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