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.