O Du people
|Regions with significant populations|
| Vietnam 376 (2009)
|O’du, Vietnamese, Lao|
|Traditional religion (animism), Christianity|
The Ơ Đu (O'du) are an aboriginal ethnic group in Vietnam and Laos. Their total population is more than 570.
The Ơ Đu are also commonly referred to as O'Du, O Du, Iduh, Tay Hat, Hat, and Haat.
The Ơ Đu subsist mainly on slash-and-burn agriculture and raising cattle, augmented by hunting, gathering, and weaving.
The Ơ Đu have a language also called O'du, which is a Khmuic language. The Khmuic languages are Austro-Asiatic. There is some debate as to whether the Khmuic languages are of the Mon–Khmer branch, but the majority opinion is that they are not. Most Ơ Đu presently speak Thai.
- Population in Laos: 194 in Xiangkhouang Province
- Population in Vietnam: 301 in Tương Dương district of the Nghệ An Province (North Central Coast region)
- "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. Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Ethnologue report for Laos
- http://projekt.ht.lu.se/rwaai RWAAI (Repository and Workspace for Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage)
- http://hdl.handle.net/10050/00-0000-0000-0003-93EF-1@view Iduh in RWAAI Digital Archive
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