Nu



ETHNONYMS: A Long, A Nu, A Yia, Nusu, Rourou


Settlements

The compact villages average about 150 people, and are far apart. Most are made up of households of a single patriline, though some are multilineage and even multiethnic. Single-story plank wood houses predominate, with a fire pit in the front room, a sleeping room to the rear, and a drying and storage area for grain between the ceiling and the pitched roof. Animals are housed in outbuildings.


Bibliography

Ma Yin, ed. (1989). China's Minority Nationalities, 317-321. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.


Minzuxue yu xiandaihua (Ethnology and modernization) (1986). No. 3:1-47. Symposium on the thirtieth anniversary of the Gongshan Dulong and Nu Minority Autonomous County. Kunming: Yunnan Nationalities Press.


National Minorities Commission, ed. (1981). Zhongguo shaoshu minzu (China's national minorities). Beijing: Peoples Press.


National Minorities Commission, Yunnan Provincial Editorial Group, and Li Shaohui, eds. (1981). Nuzu shehui lishi diaocha (Research on the society and history of the Nu). Kunming: Yunnan Peoples Press.


Shen Che, and Lu Xiaoya (1989). Life Among the Minority Nationalities of Northwest Yunnan, 102-120. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.


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