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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours – 54 Groups: Ra Glai People Of Vietnam

54 GROUPS: RA GLAI PEOPLE OF VIETNAM

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

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 54 Groups: Ra Glai People Of Vietnam. Ra Glai people, Ra Glay, Krai, Orang Glai, No-Ana, and La Vang minority, Ra Glai ethnie, montagnardName Of Ethnic Group

Ra Glai (Ra Glay, Krai, Orang Glai, No-Ana, and La Vang)

Population

96,931 people

Locality

Mainly in the southern regions of Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces.

Customs & Habits

The Ra Glai believe there is a spiritual world known as “Giang” that includes good and evil forces. They traditionally live in stilted houses. The pa-lay is headed by a po pa-lay (a village chief who is generally the first landowner). Matriarchy remains in existence in Ra Glai society, as the children take the family name of their mother. If a young woman wants to marry a young man, she will first ask her parents if they can prepare the wedding ceremony. During the marriage process, the bride’s younger brother has a fairly important say in the decision making.

Culture

The Ra Glai language belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian Group. After the harvest season, all villagers gather to pay thanks to Giang and to enjoy the new rice harvest.

Economy

Formerly the Ra Glai simply grew rice and maize using slash-and-burn farming techniques. They also developed wet rice agriculture. Hunting, picking, gathering, and making handicrafts are other forms on income generation.

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