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  Tujia Minority - Chinese Nationalities
The Tujia were not recognized until the 1950s.
The Tujia are found in Hunan, and Hubei Provinces.
Tujia people grow a variety of crops including wet rice, wheat, maize, and sweet potatoes.
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 Tujia Summary
Settlements of the Tujia are distributed over western Hunan and western Hubei provinces, as well as in several autonomous counties under the jurisdiction of Chongqing municipality.
The Tujia are renowned for their singing and song composing abilities and for their tradition of the Baishou (摆手舞) hand dance, a 500 year old collective dance which uses 70 ritual gestures to represent war, farming, hunting, courtship and other aspects of traditional life.
Tujia is a member of the Sino-Tibetan language group; many consider it an isolate within this group.
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 Tujia language, alphabet and pronunciation
The Tujia live in an area that straddles the provinces of Hunan, Hubei and Guizhou and Chongqing Municipality in central China.
Tujia is used to a limited extent in schools, but has no presence in the media.
Tujia is a tonal language with four tones: 1 = high level, 2 = high rising, 3 = low falling, and 4 = high falling.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Tujia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Tujia (土家族) are an ethnic group numbering about 5.75 million, living in the Wuling Mountains[?] of China's Hunan and Hubei provinces.
Today there are only 20-30 thousand speakers of the Tujia language, the vast majority of the Tujia using Chinese or, less extensively, Miao.
The Tujia are renowned for their singing and song composing abilities and for their tradition of the Baishou hand dance, a 500 year old collective dance which uses 70 ritual gestures to represent war, farming, hunting, courtship and other aspects of traditional life.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/tu/Tujia   (182 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The Tujia are renowned for their singing and song composing abilities and for their tradition of the Baishou (摆手舞) hand dance, a 500 year old collective dance which uses 70 ritual gestures to represent war, farming, hunting, courtship and other aspects of traditional life.
Tujia is a Tibeto-Burman language and is usually considered an isolate within this group, although it has grammatical and phonological similarities with Yi (though its vocabulary is very different).
Tujia is a member of the Sino-Tibetan language group; many consider it an isolate within this group.
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 DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY_ The Tujia Ethnic Minority
The Tujias are well-known for a hand dance with over 70 ritual gestures to indicate war, hunting, farming and feasting.
Tujia epics, which are imaginative, tell of the origins of mankind and of the migrations and aspirations of the Tujias in dramatic and poetic ways.
During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Tujia soldiers, together with Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Mulam and Hui fighters, were sent to the country's coastal provinces to fight against Japanese pirates pillaging the areas.
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 Zhangjiajie Traver
It is made of materials are picking from great mountain range, in harmony with the habit of loving the acid, hot, spicy and fragrance of "nationality of the mountain", to create a series of traditional delicacies with unique flavors, for everyone to taste.
Tujia nationality people have a long history of drinking and boiling wine, now it is already inherited down.
The craft of making Tujia wine is fine, also the type is in great numbers such as: rice wine, corn liquor, sorghum liquor, Kudzu root liquor, fruit wine, snake liquor, hedgehog hydnum liquor and so on, almost everything can be used for brewing alcohol.
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 Tujia Food__zjjtour.com - Zhangjiajie - Zhangjiajie Tour - Zhangjiajie Guide - China Tour - Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sour flavor and spicy taste in the Tujia cuisine can fully satisfy your appetite, and at the conclusion of the meal, you are unable to discern whether the dishes were sour or spicy-just as the joys and sorrows of life are blended into one.
Formerly the basis of the Tujia self-sufficient but backward economy was the feeding of chickens and the exchanging of eggs for salt; also it involved the raising of pigs for celebrating the new year, and the slaughtering of the animals and curing of the meat.
Whether the Tujia people fry the meat with garlic, steam it with sticky rice, roast it with green pepper, or stew it with fermented bean, the cured pork will be pleasing to the eyes and very satisfying to the palate.
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 Tujia People, Chinese Ethnic Minorities, China Nationalities
With a population of approximately 8 million people, the Tujia are an ethnic minority found in the provinces of Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, and Guizhou.
Not surprisingly, the main staples of the Tujia are rice and corn.
The houses of the Tujia, known as Diaojiaolou are very functional and similar to those of the Miao.
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 Tujia
The Tujia (土家族) are an ethnic group numbering about 8 million, living in the Wuling Mountains of China's Hunan and Hubei provinces.
Today there are at most 70 thousand speakers of the Tujia language, all of whom live in the northern part of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in north-western Hunan Province.
The vast majority of the Tujia use Chinese; a few speak Miao.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/t/tu/tujia.html   (267 words)

  
 Tujia Ethnic Minority - China tourist & travel guide for ethnic minorities of China
The Tujia Nationality mainly lives in compact communities in Hunan and Hubei provinces and is also distributed in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces.
The origin of the Tujia Nationality has different versions, one of which considers it being from "Wu Man" in the middle of the Tang Dynasty.
The Tujia Nationality mainly goes in for agriculture.
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 Residences__zjjtour.com - Zhangjiajie - Zhangjiajie Tour - Zhangjiajie Guide - China Tour - Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Tujia people's Diaojiaolou (stilted house) house has its own ethnic distinctiveness; for, it is constructed in such a way as to overhang the water and be supported by many wooden pillars.
Aside from this, Tujia people are accustomed to constructing their houses over the water and in proximity to the mountains, with most residences established in the valleys, giving the appearance of crouching tigers.
Whether the dwelling is large or small, the Tujias follow three steps in building their Diaojiaolou residence: (stilted house), choosing the location, selecting the proper wood, and settling the ridgepole.
www.zjjtrip.net /Culture04.htm   (758 words)

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