Fortress Village - The Ethnic Minorities of Southwest China  
TheEthnic Minorities of Southwest China

Why is it that out of China’s 55 ethnic minority groups, as many as 25 groups all reside in the southwestern region? How does each group manage to have its own distinctive language, clothing, and customs?

Let us guide you through an introduction to these ethnic minorities and through the process also allow you to understand yourself better. Think about questions such as: Why do we wear or not wear certain types of clothing? Why do we speak the languages that we speak? Why do we sometimes call members who have no cultural and blood ties to us our fellow people?
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