This page provides some details about the Chut people. They are one of the 54 groups of people in Vietnam.
Name Of Ethnic Group
Chut (also called Ruc, Sach, Arem, May, Ma Lieng, Tu Vang, Pa Leng, Xe Lang, To Hung, Cha Cu, Tac Cuc, Ymo, and Xa La Vang)
Chut People Population
7,513 people (2019 Census)
Minh Hoa and Tuyen Hoa districts of Quang Binh Province.
Customs & Habits
Though most Chut people live a sedentary life, their villages are quite far from each other and their houses are temporary. Each lineage has its leader and an altar to worship their common ancestors. Among the leaders of the lineages, those who can win the highest prestige will be the village chief. Matrimony is still practised. In addition, the Chut have very simple funerals.
The Chut language belongs to the Viet-Muong Group. The Chut have inherited a rich folk art and culture. The folk songs are called Ka-tum and Ka-lenh, and are very popular among many people. The ancient tales of the Chut are diverse and have various themes. The Chut play pan-pipes and six-hole flutes.
The Chut are primarily involved in agriculture and they practice slash and burn cultivation. They also practice hunting, gathering, fishing, and animal husbandry. Carpentry and basketry are other means of income generation.
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