Tales of Vietnam’s 15 Percent, Ethnic Minorities
Vietnam is a multiethnic nation made up of 54 distinct groups. The Viet people account for the largest portion of the population at over 85 percent. The rest of the 53 ethnic minorities have unique lifestyles, each with its own language and culture, residing in rural or mountainous areas. Travel writer Jeon Hye-in who lives in Hanoi gives us an overview of the minority culture of Vietnam, including an introduction to the food, clothing, shelter, and religion of ethnic groups, as she tours the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. The last remaining piece of a puzzle to truly understand Vietnam is none other than the 15-percent ethnic population. Here are their stories.
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