Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County

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Xinping
Location of Xinping County (pink) and Yuxi Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Xinping County (pink) and Yuxi Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Yuxi
Area
 • Total 1,114 km2 (430 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 260,035
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Postal code 653400
Area code(s) 0877
Website http://www.xinping.gov.cn/

Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County (新平彝族傣族自治县; pinyin: Xīnpíng yízú dǎizú Zìzhìxiàn) is located in Yuxi, Yunnan Province, China.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The Xinping County Almanac (1993:106, 118) lists the following Yi and Hani subgroups.

  • Yi: 111,555 (1987); subgroups are Niesu 聂苏, Nasu 纳苏, Chesu 车苏, Lalu 腊鲁, Lawu 拉乌, Mili 咪利, Micha 密查, Xiangtang 香堂, Luowu 罗武, Menghua 蒙化
    • Niesu 聂苏: Lukuishan 鲁魁山 and Mopanshan 磨盘山 of Yangwu Township 扬武镇
    • Nasu 纳苏: Xinhua 新化乡, Laochang 老厂乡, Feijia 费贾 of Pingdian 平甸乡, Taokong 桃孔, Baihe 白鹤, Zhedian 者甸
    • Chesu 车苏: Laochang 老厂乡
  • Hani: 9,547 (1987)
    • Kaduo 卡多: Wajiao 挖窖[1] of Jianxing 建兴乡; Wasi 瓦寺[2] and Baizhi 柏枝[3] of Pingzhang 平掌乡; Shengli 胜利[4] of Mosha 漠沙乡
    • Nuobi 糯比 and Suobi 梭比: Meiziqing 梅子箐[5] of Jianxing 建兴乡; Dazhai 大寨 of Fuxing 复兴
    • Woni 窝尼: Yani 亚尼[6] of Pingdian 平甸
    • Duota 堕塔: Xinzhai 新寨村[7] of Panlong 盘龙
    • Biyue 碧约: Mowei 磨味[8] of Jianxing 建兴乡

There are various Tai ethnic groups in Xinping County.[9] They numbered 40,890 (15.54%) of the total population of Xinping County as of 2000, and include the following subgroups.[10]

  • Tai Kha 傣卡 (Chinese Dai 汉傣): in Mosha Town 漠沙镇 and Yaojie Town 腰街镇
  • Tai Sa 傣沙 (Tai Xa): in Mosha Township 漠沙镇
  • Tai Ya 傣雅 (Tai Yalun 傣雅伦): in Gasa Town 嘎洒镇 and Shuitang Township 水塘镇

These 3 groups are known as the 花腰傣, or 'Flowery-waisted Tai' due to the style of their women's clothing. Local Tai languages include the Yuánxīn 元新 dialect of Tai Hongjin.

The Damuyu Flowery-Waist Dai Cultural and Ecological Tourist Village (大沐浴花腰傣文化生态旅游村) is located in Longhe Village 龙河村, Mosha Township 漠沙镇.

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Coordinates: 24°4′8″N 101°59′20″E / 24.06889°N 101.98889°E / 24.06889; 101.98889