Churu people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chu Ru
Total population
 Vietnam 19,314 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam: Lâm Đồng
Languages
Chru, Vietnamese

The Churu (or Chru; called Chu Ru or người Chu Ru in Vietnamese, người meaning "people") people live in Lâm Đồng Province, in Vietnam's Central Highlands. The group's population is approximately 15,000.[2] They speak Chru, a Malayo-Polynesian language.

During the French colonial period the most influential highland leaders in the Da Lat area were Churu. They were said to be the most advanced among the highlanders because of their historical links to the Cham.[3]

Encouraged by Touneh Han Dang, the Churu adopted some economic innovations from the Cham in the fields of weaving, pottery, and plowing in 1907.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census: Completed Results". General Statistics Office of Vietnam: Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee. June 2010. p. 135. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Chru at Ethnologue
  3. ^ Gerald Hickey, Sons of the Mountains: Ethnohistory of the Vietnamese Central Highlands to 1954, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 313, 314
  4. ^ Gerald Hickey, Sons of the Mountains: Ethnohistory of the Vietnamese Central Highlands to 1954, p. 316