The Bouyei have a population of 2.5 million spread through Soutwest China. In Vietnam there are 2,000 Bouyei.
Part of the Tai language family and related to Zhuang.
Ninety percent of the Bouyei are agricultural workers. Some have turned to industrial work as factories develop in their areas.
Religion and Beliefs
Mixture of spirit worship, ancestor worship and Taoist rituals.