Bo people (China)

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The Bo people (Chinese: ; pinyin: rén) are a small minority population in Southern China, famous for their hanging coffins.[1]

The Bo people dominated their area for some four centuries, but were massacred by the Ming army and were thought to be extinct. However, some descendants of the Bo were found in 2005 in Xingwen County, Sichuan.[2][3][4][5]


Hanging coffins carved from a single log and bronze drums are widely found in the areas once inhabited by Bo people.[1][6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Suspended Coffins of the Bo People". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Bo Descendants Found in Xingwen" (in Chinese). 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  3. ^ 悬棺之谜
  4. ^ 珙县僰人悬棺
  5. ^ 僰人后裔有新说
  6. ^ 僰为越论
  7. ^ 兴文县境内民族