of Ethnic Group:
Gie Trieng (Dgieh, Tareh, Giang Ray, Pin, Trieng, Treng, Ta-Lieng, Ve,
La-Ve, and Bnoong).
Population: About 27,000 people.
Locality: Kon Tum
Province and the mountainous areas of Quang Nam-Da Nang.
Customs and Habits:The Gie Trieng live in long houses
built on stilts. Houses in the village are arranged in a circle around
the Rong (communal house). Young woman decide when they will marry according
to their own initiative.
Gie Trieng believe that all beings have a "soul" and a "spirit".
Therefore ritual ceremonies and the watching of good and bad omens have
prevailed. The sacrifice of buffaloes is a common ritual ceremony.
Culture: The Gie Trieng
language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group.
Costumes: Men usually
wear loincloths. Women wear skirts long enough to cover their chests
and some have adopted to wearing a bra sewn into their skirts.
Economy: The Gie
Trieng live mainly on the cultivation of the land, hunting, fishing,