The NUNG Community of 54 Ethnic groups in Vietnam

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    The NUNG have about 914,350 inhabitants concentrating in the provinces of Lang Son1, Cao Bang2, Bac Can3, Thai Nguyen4, Bac Giang5 and Tuyen Quang6. They have local subgroups such as Xuong, Giang, Nung An, Nung Loi, Phan Sinh, Nung Chao, Nung Inh, Qui Bin, Nung Din and Khen Lai.

    The NUNG language is close to that of the Tay and belongs to the Tay-Thai7 group. The NUNG has writings called Nom Nung (Nung demotic scripts) which prevailed since the 17th century.

    The NUNG mainly worship their ancestors. The ancestrail altar is placed in a compartment of the house and above it hungs the altar dedicated to deities, genies, saints, Confucian and Kwan Yin.

    The NUNG live on rice and com. They grow rice either in submergec fields within the valleys and on milpas. They plant industrial crops and perennial fruit trees such as tangerines and persimmons. Anise is the most valuable tree of the NUNG which has brought them high profit every year. Handicrafts are quite developed, particularly weaving cloth, carpentry, blacksmithing, basketry and ceramics.

    The NUNG settle in villages. In front of a village are the submerged fields and behind are milpas and orchards. The NUNG houses-on-stilts are built by wood and roofed with tiles or thatch.

   Previously, the NUNG wear indigo attire. The NUNG prefer fried dishes with pig fat. A unique and luxurious dish of the NUNG is khau nhuc (stewed pork). Cross-drink became a long-standing custom of the NUNG.

   The Nung preserve an abundant treasury of folk arts and culture including folksongs and alternative songs (sli). Smooth melodies of sli in harmony with natural sounds of the forests and mountains are deeply impressive to those who once come to NUNG regions. Then is a famous folk performance combined by many elements: songs, music, and performance style. Lung tung (going to the fields) ceremony held in the first lunar month is very well-known and attractive to people of all ages.

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NUNG blacksmiths in Tuyen Quang 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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