ETHNONYMS: Daisa, Hansa, Mengsa, Mengsa-shan


The Achang live on small plains surrounded by mountains. The typical Achang village is located at the periphery of a plain or at the foot of a mountain. Generally a village consists of households representing several patrilines. Some Achang villages also include a number of households of other peoples, such as the Han, the Dai, and the Hui.

See also Dai ; Jingpo


National Minorities Commission, Yunnan Provincial Editorial Group, ed. (1986). Achangzu jianshi (A concise history of the Achang). Kunming: Yunnan Peoples Press.

Yunnan Institute of History, ed. (1983). "The Achang." In Yunnan shaoshu minzu (Yunnan minority peoples). Kunming: Yunnan Peoples Press.


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