54 GROUPS: CO HO PEOPLE OF VIETNAM

This page provides some details about Co Ho people. They are one of the 54 groups of people in Vietnam.

Name Of Ethnic Group

Co Ho (Xre, Nop, Co lon, Chil, Lat, and Tring)

Co Ho People Population

200,800 people (2019 Census)

Locality

Di Linh Plateau of Lam Dong Province.

Customs And Habits

The young Co Ho women play an active role in marriage. Monogamy is practised in Co Ho society. After the wedding, the groom comes to live with his wife’s family. The Co Ho believes in the existence of many deities including the sun, moon, mountain, river, earth, and rice.

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Culture

Co Ho language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group. The Co Ho possesses an abundant wealth of folklore and culture. The verses of their lyrical poems, called Tampla, sound very romantic. They have many traditional dances to perform at festivals and ceremonies. Their instruments include gongs, dear-skin drums, bamboo flutes, box pan-pipes, lip organs, and six-stringed zithers.

Economy

The Co Ho cultivates rice by burning the land and submerging their fields.

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