Bouyei

Geographical Distribution

The Bouyei have a population of 2.5 million spread through Soutwest China. In Vietnam there are 2,000 Bouyei.

Language

Part of the Tai language family and related to Zhuang.

Livelihood

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.

Scriptures

None