Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Zhuang People

A postcard of a beautiful Zhuang woman, sent by neonhex from Wuhan in China.

This is from Wikipedia : The Zhuang (in the Zhuang language: Bouчcueŋь/Bouxcuengh (pronoucing bou shung); in the Thai language : ผู้จ้วง (pronoucing Poo Chuang) simplified Chinese: 壮族; traditional Chinese: 壯族; pinyin: Zhuàngzú) are an ethnic group of people who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Some also live in the Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hunan provinces. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. Their population, estimated at 18 million people, puts them second only to the Han Chinese and makes the Zhuang the largest minority in China.

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