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  Zhuang language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Zhuang language (autonym: Cueŋь/Cuengh; Chinese: 壮语; pinyin: Zhuàngyǔ) is used by the Zhuang people in the People's Republic of China.
Zhuang, which belongs to the Tai language group, is an official language in that region.
However, use of the language is rapidly declining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Han Chinese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhuang_language   (239 words)

 Zhuang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Zhuang are one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.
Eastern Guangxi was conquered by the Han people under the Qin Dynasty in 214 B.C. The Hans, to reform the area, built the Ling Canal to link the Xiang and Lijiang rivers and form a North-South waterway.
The Song developed a new way of dealing with the Zhuang that was a combination of force and appeasement, a policy that neither satisfied the aspirations of the Zhuang nor ended the savage warfare brought to the region by the Yao against the Chinese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhuang   (1378 words)

 Probert Encyclopaedia: Language (Z)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Zaghawa is a Saharan language spoken by the Beri people of Sudan and Chad.
Zhuang is two distinct languages: Northern Zhuang and Southern Zhuang spoken by the Zhuang people of China.
Zizilivakan is a language spoken by the Fali of Jilbu people of Cameroon and Nigeria.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /WZ.HTM   (605 words)

The Zhuang people are a minority people who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
There is an indigenous Zhuang language[?], which was formerly written in Chinese characters, but now is usually written in Roman letters, as with Vietnamese (Guanxi borders Vietnam).
Most Zhuang follow a traditional animist/ancestor-oriented religion, however, there are a number of Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims in Guanxi as well.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/zh/Zhuang_people.html   (105 words)

 Zhuang language and alphabet
Zhuang is a northern Tai language spoken by about 10 million people mainly in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, and also in Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou, and Hunan Provinces.
A method of writing Zhuang based on the Wuming dialect and using a mixture of Latin and Cyrillic letters and a number of IPA symbols was devised in 1955.
Zhuang is a tonal language with six tones which are indicated in written Zhuang with particular letters.
www.omniglot.com /writing/zhuang.htm   (222 words)

 Zhuang People Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Zhuang are the largest of the 55 minority people groups in mainland China, located primarily in Guangxi and Yunnan provinces.
Of the remaining Zhuang, 6% are in the Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture in neighboring Yunnan, and 3% in Guangdong.
Zhuang are also found in most of the major cities of Guangxi, making up one third of the population in some.
www.infomekong.com /zhuang_secondary.htm   (1182 words)

 Zhuang Introduction
If we also accept that they can be regarded as one people with the Zhuang, as many agree, then it is probable that this ethnic group is, after the Kurds, the largest of the world's peoples who are not currently organized into their own national state.
The question, then, of when precisely it is permissible to refer to a Zhuang people is a complex one which easily leads to many confusing qualifications as one tries to follow the evolution of the ethnic group over a long period.
I do believe, however, that there is a sort of mainstream of Zhuang evolution, and that stream arises in the neolithic and flows to the present, though with many branches, channels, and rivulets which eventually dry in the heat of the Han intrusion into the area.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/resources/zhuang/zhuangintro.htm   (2069 words)

 Zhuang Language [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Zhuang is an official languageAn official language is a language that is given a unique status in the constitutions of countries, states, and other territories.
Zhuang is a tonal languageTone refers to the use of pitch in language to distinguish words.
Zhuang peopleThe Zhuang people (Traditional Chinese: 壯族, Simplified Chinese: 壮族, Hanyu Pinyin: Zhuàngzú; own name: Bouчcueŋь/Bouxcuengh) are an ethnic group of people who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
www.wikimirror.com /Zhuang_language   (1161 words)

 Zhuang Minority - Chinese Nationalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Zhuang Minority is the most populous of China's Nationalities, and one of the best integrated with the Han.
The Zhuang are found in the Provinces of Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou, and the Guangxi Autonomous Region.
Rising 3,000 feet from the valley floor, the paddy fields are the result of 18 generations of toil by the Zhuang minority people.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Zhuang.html   (177 words)

 Zhuang -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Zhuang are of (The most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages) Tai origin, a people who migrated south from central (A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world) China roughly 5000 years ago.
It is suggested the Tai peoples migrated for food purposes, as the culture developed a unique ((medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution) irrigation system which was useful for growing (Grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished) Rice.
Further complicating Zhuang aspirations, another aboriginal peoples, the (additional info and facts about Miao) Miao, left (additional info and facts about Guizhou) Guizhou and (A province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources) Hunan for the Zhuang lands.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/z/zh/zhuang.htm   (1636 words)

 China Ethnic Minority: Zhuang People
Most of the Zhuang people live in compact communities in the Zhuang Autonomous Region in Guangxi, with the rest scattered throughout Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hunan provinces.
Zhuang women wear collarless, embroidered and trimmed jackets buttoned to the left together with baggy trousers, embroidered belts and shoes, and pleated skirts.
Zhuang brocade, which is the most famous of the Zhuang crafts, is colorful and durable.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/nationality/zhuang   (573 words)

 SOME DANCES OF THE ZHUANG PEOPLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Between the Zhuang and other towns of the region there is a good number of myths about the bronze drums.
The long poem sung by some peoples of Yunnan "The kings of the bonze drum" shows a community that arrives from distant lands, along whose long history the bronze drum becomes its main protector.
In which the movements of the Zhuang transporting things with their characteristic poles are imitated.
www.chinaviva.com /eng/Zhuang/zhuangdanc.htm   (764 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rongan County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is one of the 6 non-minority autonomous counties.
Zhuang nationality The Zhuang nationality is the largest minority in Rongan County and is the offspring of the Yue people.
The People’s Congress of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, its standing committee and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region are the autonomous organs of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that exercise autonomy in politics, economics, finance, culture and education.
www-wds.worldbank.org /servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/03/09/000090341_20050309152009/Original/ipp1150v.04.doc   (7751 words)

 Encyclopedia: Manchu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Before the seventeenth century, the ancestors of the Manchus were generally a pastoral people, hunting, fishing and engaging in limited agriculture and pig-farming.
The Evenks (obsolete: Tungus) are a nomadic indigenous people, one of the Northern Indigenous Peoples (pop.
The Monpa (门巴;) are an ethnic group in the Peoples Republic of China, with a population of 50,000, centered in the districts of Tawang and West Kameng.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Manchu   (3947 words)

 China Source
The Zhuang may also be found in most of Guangxi's major cities, in each case making up to a third of the population.
(Even though their language is a part of the same family, the Thai people and the Zhuang cannot understand one another.) A 65% lexical similarity exists between Northern and Southern Zhuang; one source indicates that the two languages are similar in grammatical structure and vocabulary.
The Zhuang are an offshoot of a Thai-related people group that over 2,000 years ago dwelt over a large area of Southern China.
www.chsource.org /Zhuang.htm   (1037 words)

 Zhuang 020
But as very few people were entirely engaged in the production of textiles, the displacement of the sideline producers was not often evident as a catastrophic shift; it merely further depressed an already marginal rural economy.
Temples to important Zhuang individuals of the Huang and Cen lines had become ancestral halls, or local temples to powerful men, and were also patronized by Han and Zhuang alike.
In examining the conduct of the Zhuang Peasant Movement's struggle, it becomes clear that their enemy was primarily this group of abusive local officials, and not truly an oppressive elite land-lord class, though there was a certain amount of congruence between those two groups.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/resources/zhuang/zhuang20.htm   (8541 words)

 Resources on the Zhuang
China Ethnic Minority: Zhuang People __ "The Zhuang, with a population of about 18 million, are the largest ethnic group group in China.
...in the north and the Zhuang, Yi, and...
The Zhuang are an ethnic group of people who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/asian/Zhuang.html   (1955 words)

 B.A.B.E.L. - Baptist Adopting Bibleless Ethnic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Any group of people who have a common Lineage, who speak a distinct Language, who have common Laws (written or oral) and who live in a prescribed area of Land, are a Nation in the sight of God.
The Yugar people herd sheep and cattle in the green-carpeted pastures of Gansu Province’s Qilian Mountains.
Aamong the Jula (Dioula) people in southwestern Burkina Faso, the men’s tasks are to weave, fight, and study Islam while the women spin, cook, and tend to the children.
www.morgan.net /~bbti/babel.htm   (3349 words)

 New Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A people group is defined as people who share the same ethnic identity and cultural background, have the same worldview and belief system, speak the same language, and live in the same geographical area.
There is also a large population (25%) of Zhuang minority people (for whom the province is named) in the city, as well as the Hakka people, and "branches" of the Cantonese Han: the Dan Han and the Pinghua Han.
The biggest bridge among the people of Qinzhou is the spiritual vacuum that was left in the wake of the atheistic Communist Revolution.
www.peopleteams.org /qinzhou/peopleandculture.htm   (852 words)

 Third month festival of the Zhuang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is called also "singing in the fields" or "song outside of the caves" (because before, the Zhuang people had their altars in the caves, and only when they were outside they sang)
And in fact, the date of the festival it is said that coincides with that of her death.
The people arrived to the pond on time to see them flying in the air, singing while riding a fish.
www.chinaviva.com /eng/Zhuang/zhuangfestthird.htm   (348 words)

 Harvest Times - Global Outreach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An Unreached People Group is a group of people who have their own identity, language, customs, values and beliefs that has no access to the gospel or has a New Testament church that is indigenous to that particular people group.
The 16 million Zhuang people of China are the largest of that country's minority groups.
Zhuang language is composed of several different dialects, has no written script and is entirely different from other forms of Chinese.
www.thehomechurch.org /newsletter/septoctpg1.htm   (469 words)

 Zhuang Prayer Bulletin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the coming months we will be using the booklet "21 Days of Prayer for the Zhuang" (co-published by the Zhuang Strategic Alliance and the Zhuang Challenge) to introduce you to the Zhuang people and their needs.
Ethnically related to the Thai, the Zhuang are the largest of China's 55 official minority groups with a population of around 16 million.
The rural Zhuang are animists and worship stones, old trees, lands, birds and ancestors.
www.infomekong.com /prayer_Zhuang_1201.htm   (756 words)

 Liuzhou People
By far the largest minority in Liuzhou (and in Guangxi) are the Zhuang people.
The third day of the third lunar month (San Yue San) is the date of the Zhuang people’s traditional festival where the singing of antiphonal folk songs is the main event.
The Miao minority people are widely scattered but live in small groups throughout Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Hubei etc. The Miao have a long history of music and dance, especially the ‘Lusheng’ (Reed Pipe) dance which demands great skill.
www.liuzhou.co.uk /liuzhou/people.htm   (451 words)

 Abecedaria: Zhuang
The earlier Zhuang system which mixes letters from several alphabets represents the same design model as the All India alphabet and comes from the same era.
There was indeed a tradition of writing Zhuang using a mixture of existing Chinese ideographs (to represent either the pronunciation or meaning of a Zhuang word) and specially devised ideographs that represent the meaning and/or the pronunciation of a Zhuang word in the same manner as the Vietnamese nom script.
Educated Zhuang tended to use Chinese for written communication, and the Zhuang-usage ideographs were mainly used for writing down folk songs and such like.
abecedaria.blogspot.com /2005/11/zhuang.html   (685 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Zhuang remained unwritten until the 1950's when an alphabet based on the Roman alphabet was developed.
The Zhuang are very similar both in language and culture to the Puyi and other minorities of southern China.
The Zhuang are, for the most part, plains dwellers practicing wet rice farming side by side with the Chinese.
www.ksafe.com /profiles/p_code/1881.html   (829 words)

Located in the southern part of the country, Guangxi is bordered by Yunnan to the west, Guizhou to the north, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong to the southeast, and by Vietnam and the Beibu Bay (South China Sea) to the southwest.
Ethnic minorities native to Guangxi, such as the Zhuang and Dong, are also interesting for tourists.
The northern part of the province, bordering with Guizhou, is home to the Longmen rice terraces, said to be some of the steepest in the world.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/gu/guangxi.html   (355 words)

 zhuang asian ethnic studies
Most of the Zhuang people live in compact communities in the Zhuang Autonomous Region in Guangxi, with the rest scattered throughout Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hunan provinces." You will find a good overview.
__ "This work is a history of the most numerous of the Chinese minority peoples, the Zhuang, from their earliest antecedents to the end of the Sung dynasty.
If we also accept that they can be regarded as one people with the Zhuang, as many agree, then it is probable that this ethnic group is, after the Kurds, the largest of the world's peoples who are not currently organized into their own national state." A large statement indeed.
www.archaeolink.com /zhuang_asian_ethnic_studies.htm   (460 words)

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