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15th ANNIVERSARY OF HEDO FOUNDATION

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Name of Ethnic Group: Co Tu (Gao, Ha, Phuong, and Ca-tang).

Population: Nearly 37,000 people.

Locality: Hien and Giang Districts in Quang Nam-Danang Province, and A Luoi and Phu Loc Districts in Thua Thien-Hue Province.Co Tu culture

Customs and Habits: The Co Tu believe in  and worship Giang (Genie). The houses are set out in the form of an ellipse. In the middle of the village is the Rong (Communal House), a large and beautiful building used for the reception of guests, to hold meetings, rituals and cultural performances. Patriarchy prevails among the Co Tu as the children take the family name of their father. The right of inheritance is reserved only for sons. Marriage dowries are also a common practice.

Co Tu peopleCulture: Co Tu language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group.

Costumes: Men wear loincloths and leave their upper torsos naked. Women wear skirts and short vests. In winter they wear a piece of cloth to keep them warm. Popular ornaments consists of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Economy: The Co Tu practice a slash and burn cultivation, often dig holes to plant seeds, practice animal husbandry, weave cloth and baskets, gather, hunt, and fish. The exchange of products is carried out by bartering.|

 


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