Dao Woman (Sapa, Vietnam)

The Yao nationality (Vietnamese: nguoi Dao) is a government classification for various minorities in China and Vietnam.
They form one of the 54 ethnic groups officially recognized by Vietnam. In the last census in 2000, they numbered roughly 470,000 in Vietnam.
The typical houses of the Yao are rectangular and they have structures made of wood and bamboo. Normally it has three rooms: a room and two dormitories in the lateral side. Each one of these rooms has a small oven to cook.
The Yao, practice Yao Taoism, a religion based on medieval Chinese Taoism, although many have converted to Buddhism and few to Christianity. Though some people have converted to other religions, many still practice their native traditions.

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