VIETNAM TRAVEL

 

The Hill Tribes

Bahnar - Dzao - Ede - H'mong - Jarai - Muong - Nung - Sedang - Tay - Thai

Where To Visit The Hill Tribes

MUONG

Pop: 900,000
Origin:
China
Area:
Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa
Economy:
rice, corn
Belief system:
animism
Cultural characteristics:
Mainly concentrated in Hoa Binh province, the male-dominated Muong live in small stilt-house hamlets Though their origins lie close to the ethnic-Vietnamese, the Muong have a culture similar to the Thai.
They are known for producing folk literature, poems and songs, much of which have been translated into Vietnamese. Musical instruments such as the gong, drums, pan pipes, flutes and two-stringed violin are popular Muong women wear long skirts and short blouses, while the men traditionally wear indigo tops and trousers.