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.
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.