gion: BuddhismThe Jing

pos, numbering 119,300, live mos▓tly in t

  • nd people dislocated. Now after da

    he Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Yunna▓n Province, together with the De'ang, Lisu, Achang and Han peoples. A few of them are found in the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture▓.The Jingpos mainly inhabit tree-cov▓ered mount

    ys of efforts fr
  • om ▓the government and locals, the

    ainous areas some 1,500 meters above sea level, where the climate is warm. Countless snaking mountain paths connect Jingpo villages, which usually consist of two-story bamboo houses hidden in dense forests and bamboo groves.The ar

    homeless▓ have
  • been relocated.The cold snap that ha

    ea abounds ▓in rare woods and medicinal herbs. Among cash crops are rubber, tung oil, tea, co▓ffee, shellac and silk cotton. The area's main mine▓ral resources are iron, copper, lead, coal, gold, sil▓ver and precious stones. Tigers,

    s gripped Xinj
  • iang also brought heavy snow, espe

    leopards, bears, pythons, pheasants and parrots live in the region's forests▓.The Jingpos speak a language belonging to the Tibetan-Myanmese family of the Chinese-Tibetan la▓nguage system. Until 70 years ago, when an alphabetic s

    cially in Tachen
  • g and Altay regions.In Yumin County

    ystem of writing based on Latin letters wa▓s introduced, the Jingpos kept records by notching wood or t▓ying knots. Calculation was done by counting beans. The n▓ew system of writing was not widely used, however▓. After 1949, with the

    of Tac▓heng, me

ecame▓ homele

help of the government, the Jingpo people have started publishing newspapers, periodicals and books in their own language.HistoryAccording to local l▓egends and historical records, Jingpo ancestors in ancient t▓imes inhabited the southern part of the Xikang-Tibetan Plateau. They gradually migrated south t▓o the northwestern part of Yunnan, west of the Nujiang Rive▓r. The local people, together with

the newly-arrived Jingpos, were called "Xunchuanman," who lived mainly on hunting.During the Yuan Dynasty (127▓1-1368), the imperial court set up a provincial administr▓ative office in Yunnan, which had the Xunchuan area under its jurisdiction. As product

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