of Ethnic Group: Co Ho (Xre, Nop, Co-don, Chil, Lat and
Population: Nearly 100,000 people.
Locality: Lam Dong Province.
Customs and Habits: The young
Co Ho women play an active role in marriage. Monogamy is practiced in
Co Ho society. After the wedding, the groom comes to live with his wife's
family. The Co Ho believe in the existence of many deities including
the sun, moon, mountain, river, earth, and rice.
Culture: Co Ho language
belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group. The Co Ho possess an abundant wealth
of folklore and culture. The verses of their lyrical poems, called Tampla,
sound very romantic. They have many traditional dances to perform at
festivals and ceremonies. Their instruments include gongs, dear-skin
drums, bamboo flutes, box pan-pipes, lip organs, and six-stringed zithers.
Economy: The Co Ho
cultivate rice through burning the land and submerging their fields.