Khang people

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Total population
 Vietnam 13,840 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam : Sơn La, Lai Châu
Vietnamese, Khmuic languages

The Khang people (Vietnamese: Kháng) are an Austro-Asiatic people of northwestern Vietnam. In 1999 their population was 10,272.

Most Khang live in the Sơn La and Lai Châu provinces of northwestern Vietnam.

Their cuisine is known for its hot and sour dishes, and they have the custom of drinking by the nose (Khang language: tu mui). They celebrate Xen Pang Ả festival.[citation needed]


  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. 

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