Pa Then people

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Pà Thẻn
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Girls in national costumes
Total population
 Vietnam 6,811 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam : Hà Giang, Tuyên Quang
Vietnamese, Pa-Hng
Traditional religion, Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism

The Pa Then (or Pá Hưng; Vietnamese: người Pà Thẻn) are an ethnic group of Vietnam. Most Pa Then live in the Hà Giang and Tuyên Quang provinces in the northern part of Vietnam's Northeast region. They speak Hmong–Mien language called Pa-Hng language.

In 1999, the group's population was approximately 5,500.

The Pa Then are known for celebrating the Fire Jumping festival.


  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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