Oroqen Nationality in Brief

Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): è lún chūn

English Translation1: Oroqen

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 8,659, mainly distributed in the area of Heilongjiang Province and Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.

Spoken and Written Language: They have their language which belongs to the Tungus branch, the Manch-Tungus group of the Altaic language family. There is no writing system to accompany it.

Major Industry: Oroqen engaged in hunting and sidelined with fishing and collecting.

Major Religious Beliefs:  Oroqen people believe in Shamanism and worship the nature and their ancestors.

Traditional Festivals: The New Year Festival, Lunmuta Festival, Ancestor Worship, Spring Worship and Mierte Festival.

Traditional Diet: Baked rings, dried meat strip, sticky gruel, birch Juice and etc.

Traditional Folk Art: Mountain song, Shaman tune, Yihe Naren Dance, Black Bear Battle Dance and etc.

Traditional Sports: Horse racing, shooting, wrestling, horse racing, ploughing, and 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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