ETHNONYMS: Ang, Benlong, Black Benglong, Liang, Niang, Red Benglong


The village is the basic unit of settlement. Most villages are located in mountainous and semimountainous areas, near those of the Jingpo, Lisu, and Han peoples. A few villages are found on the plain among Dai villages. Usually a few dozen households constitute an isolated village.

See also Dai


National Minorities Commission, Yunnan Provincial Editorial Group, ed. (1986). De-angzu jianshi (A concise history of the De'ang). Kunming: Yunnan Education Press.

Yunnan Institute of History, ed. (1983). "The Benglong." In Yunnan shaoshu minzu (Yunnan Minority Peoples). Kunming: Yunnan Peoples Press.


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