H're people

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Total population
(127,420 (2009)[1])
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam : Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định
Hrê, Vietnamese
Mahayana Buddhism

The H're people (Vietnamese: người Hrê) are an ethnic group of Vietnam, speaking a language in the Mon–Khmer family. Most H're live in the Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định provinces of Vietnam's South Central Coast, and numbered approximately 113,111 in 1999.

In 1996 the H're people made up the majority of the population in the districts of Ba Tơ (numbering around 31,800 people there), Sơn Hà (which then also included Sơn Tây, 43,800 people), and Minh Long (8100 people) in Quảng Ngãi Province.[2] A third of the population of An Lão District in Bình Định Province were Hre in 1996 (around 5800 people).[2]

They sing the kaleu melody and play ching and aradon.


  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. Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b General Statistics Office (1996): Population Data of Sparsely Populated Areas in Vietnam. Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi
  • Nguyễn Thế Truyền. 2011. Nhạc khí của tộc người H'rê ở Quảng Ngãi. Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản văn hóa thông tin. ISBN 978-604-50-0059-5

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