Giáy people

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Total population
(58,617 (2009)[1])
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam : Cao Bằng, Lào Cai, Hà Giang
Giáy, Vietnamese, others
Buddhism, Animism

The Giáy (Vietnamese: người Giáy) are an ethnic group in Vietnam who speak the Bouyei language. Most live in the Lào Cai, Hà Giang, Lai Châu, and Cao Bằng provinces of northern Vietnam. In 1999 the population was 49,098.

They serve dishes called lạp siềng and lò nùng. They sing vương and phướn. They celebrate the Roóng Poọc festival on the snake day of the first lunar month.


  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. 134. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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