Koho people

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Cờ Ho
Total population
 Vietnam 166,112 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam: Central Highlands
Languages
Vietnamese, Koho
Religion
Christianity, Animism

The K'Ho, Cơ Ho, or Koho are an ethnic group living in the Lâm Đồng province of Vietnam's Central Highlands. They speak a Mon–Khmer language

The Lạch people, a subgroup of K'Ho, is the indigenous group of Lâm Đồng. The name of the city of Da Lat (Lâm Đồng's capital) originated from Đà Lạch (literally "river of the Lạch people").

They have a musical instrument called kăm boat and the dish sour gruel.

Epic: Gơ Plom kòn Yồi (literally "The child of Plom is Yồi").

A Vietnamese-Koho language guide

Subdivisions[edit]

According to Ngọc (2010:11), subdivisions of the Cơ-Ho include the following.

  • Xrê
  • Nộp
  • Cơ-don
  • Chil
  • Lát
  • Tơ-ring

Đưng K'nớ commune, Lạc Dương district, Lâm Đồng province has the following subdivisions (clans) (Ngọc 2010:14).

  • Bon Dơng
  • Rơ Ông
  • K'Long
  • Kơ Liêng
  • Bon Niêng
  • Chil
  • Liêng Hót
  • Phi Srônh
  • M'bon
  • Kơ Să
  • Đơng Gur

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. 134. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  • Ngọc Lý Hiển. 2010. Nghề dệt vải của người Cơ-Ho Chil. Hà Nội: Nhà xuất bản văn hóa thông tin.