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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours – 54 Groups: Xinh Mun People Of Vietnam

54 GROUPS: XINH MUN PEOPLE OF VIETNAM

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

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Xinh Mun (Puoc, and Pua)

Population

18,018 people

Locality

Son La and Lai Chau provinces and along the Vietnamese-Lao border regions.

Customs & Habits

Xinh Mun houses are built on stilts, have vaulted roofs shaped like a tortoise shell and stairways at both ends of the house. The children take the family name of the father. After the death of the father, the eldest brother is elevated to an important position.

According to marriage customs, the family of the groom must give money to the bride’s family. After the proposal, engagement, and wedding, the husband goes and lives with his wife’s family. A few years later, when the couple has a few children, the wife then move and live in her husband’s house. The couple must change their name and take another name given by the mother-in-law’s younger brother. It is the habit of the Xinh Mun to chew betel nut, dye their teeth black, and drink alcohol.

During the production of rice, people hold many ceremonies and maintain many taboos. The villagers annually organize a ceremony to honour the spirit of the village.

Culture

The Xinh Mun language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group.

Costumes

They wear garments that resemble the Thai and Lao.

Economy

The Xinh Mun grow glutinous rice and corn on burned land and terraced fields. They also gather, rear animals, hunt, make basketry articles, and have developed a system of bartering goods.

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