|Vietnam 968,800 (2009)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Related ethnic groups|
The Nùng support themselves through agriculture, such as farming on terraced hillsides, tending rice paddies, and growing orchard products. They produce rice, maize, tangerines, persimmons and anise. They are also known for their handicrafts, making items from bamboo and rattan, as well as weaving. They engage in carpentry and iron forging also.
Hoàng Nam (2008:11) lists the following Nùng subgroups.
- Nùng Inh: migrated from Long Ying
- Nùng Phàn Slình: migrated from Wan Cheng
- Nùng Phàn Slình thua lài
- Nùng Phàn Slình cúm cọt
- Nùng An: migrated from An Jie
- Nùng Dín
- Nùng Lòi: migrated from Xia Lei
- Nùng Tùng Slìn: migrated from Cong Shan
- Nùng Quý Rỉn: migrated from Gui Shun
- Nùng Cháo: migrated from Long Zhou
When drinking alcohol, partakers cross hands and drink from the opposite glass to demonstrate trust. Fairy tales, folk music, and adherence to tradition and ethnic identity are strong characteristics of Nùng people.
In popular culture
While they do not appear in the film, they were recognized with the fictional Nung River which runs through Vietnam and Cambodia in the film Apocalypse Now.
- "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.
- Hoàng Nam. 2008. The Nùng ethnic group of Việt Nam. Hà Nội: Thé̂ Giới Publishers.
- Đoàn, Thiện Thuật. Tay-Nung Language in the North Vietnam. [Tokyo?]: Instttute [sic] for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1996.