of Ethnic Group: Hre (Cham Re, Chom Kre and Luy).
Population: 95,000 people.
Locality: The western parts of Quang Ngai
and Binh Dinh Provinces.
Customs and Habits: The Hreare
atheists. The small-sized nuclear family unit is very common among the
Hre.They live in stilt houses and the village chief is considered to have
high prestige and plays an important role in village life.
Culture: The Hre language
belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group and has close ties to the Xo-Dang and Ba
Na languages. The Hre often hold buffalo-stabbing ceremonies which are
accompanied by verses and songs. The Ka-choi and Ka-leu are two very popular
tunes. Their musical instruments include the Brook, Ching Ka-la, Ling-Ia
(traversal flute), and Ta-lia (longitudinal flute).
Costumes: Males wear
loincloths and waist-deep vests. They may also remain bare chested and
wear turbans as headgear.
Economy: The Hre
grow wet rice and farm. Basketry and weaving are other forms of income