Gie Trieng people

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Giẻ Triêng
Total population
50.962 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam : Kon Tum
Languages
Trieng, Vietnamese, others
Religion
Traditional religion

The Gie Trieng people (Vietnamese: người Giẻ Triêng) are an ethnic group in Vietnam. Most Gie Trieng live in the province of Kon Tum, in Vietnam's Central Highlands region, and in 1999 the population was 30,243. They speak a Mon–Khmer language.

They practice the custom of interring bodies of the dead by hanging the coffin on a tree.

Notable Gie Trieng[edit]

  • A Huỳnh, football star, half-back of Vietnam national football team, playing for the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Club.

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.