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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – 54 Groups: Bo Y Or BoY People Of Vietnam

54 GROUPS: BO Y OR BOY PEOPLE OF VIETNAM

This page provides some details about Bo Y Or BoY People. They are one of the 54 groups of people in Vietnam.

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures - 54 Groups: Bo Y Or BoY People Of Vietnam. Bo Y people, Boy, Chung Cha, Trong Gia, Tu Di, Tu Din and Pu Na minority, Bo Y ethnie, montagnardName Of Ethnic Group

Bo Y (Chung Cha, Trong Gia, Tu Di, Tu Din and Pu Na)

Population

1,864 people

Locality

Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces.

Customs & Habits

Ancestor worship is the basis of Bo Y religion. The Bo Y live in houses built on the ground. There is always an extra room in this type of house constructed of wooden boards that rest on the main beams of the house. These rooms serve as the bedroom for unmarried boys and as a granary. The wedding ceremony of the Bo Y is a complicated and expensive endeavour. A unique characteristic of this wedding ceremony is that the groom does not attend the ceremony. Instead, he sends his younger sister to the bride’s family to lead a pink horse during the wedding. When the parents die, the children must practice strict mourning rites, 90 days to mourn their mother and 120 days to mourn their father.

Culture

The Bo Y language belongs to the Tay – Thai Group.

Costumes

Women wear a full skirt, a five-panelled shirt and a bra. Some of the women have adopted the Nung or Han way of dressing.

Economy

The Bo Y practice slash-and-burn agriculture. Every year, when the rainy season arrives, the Bo Y go to the rivers to catch spawn and fish to put in their ponds and submerged fields.

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