San Chay people
|147,315 (1999 est.)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Vietnam : Tuyên Quang|
|Related ethnic groups|
The San Chay people (Vietnamese: Người Sán Chay; also called Cao Lan) live in Tuyên Quang province of northeastern Vietnam, as well as some nearby provinces. They speak a form of Tai languages. Their population was 169,410 in 2009.
They sing sình cồ (love songs) and celebrate the Slếch thlin mảy festival (New Rice festival).
The San Chay have many sayings:
- Rice is the most precious
- Grain feeds human.
- Literature is the secondly most precious
- It teaches human knowledge for safe purpose.