Jingpo Nationality in Brief

Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): jǐng pō

English Translation1: Jingpo

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 147,828, mainly distributed in the area of Yunnan Province.

Spoken and Written Language: They have language of their own which belongs to the Tibetan-Burmese group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family, but no script.

Major Industry: They engaged in agriculture and sidelined with forestry and tropical fruits industry.

Major Religious Beliefs: Jingpo believed in animists. They worship of Sky Ghost, Earth Ghost and Family Ghost.

Traditional Festivals: Their main festivals are Munao singing festival, seeding festival, new harvest festival and grass-picking festival.

Traditional Diet: Braised vegetables, roast fish with bamboo barrel, stewed bamboo rats in casserole, muntjac-blood rice balls, dried red deer meat floss, boiled sour vegetable, etc.

Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.

Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.

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