Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing

 February 14, 2018
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
Yao people pose before their new house. [Xinhua]

 

Over 600 people of the Baiku Yao ethnic group moved into new housing on February 6, after relocating from their former homes deep in mountainous areas.

The Baiku Yao nationality is a branch of the Yao minority. They mostly dwell in Nandan County, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Due to their primitive way of life, Baiku Yao people have previously been called "living fossils of human civilization" by UNESCO.

Nowadays, the people of the distinctive group are moving forward and making greater progress.

 

Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
Wei Jinlin (C) and his family help Fu Longqiu (R1) of the Yao ethnicity move into their new home. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A member of the Yao minority, Li Zhiming (R1), gets ready to move to the new house. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A long-table banquet is set up in the Yao resettlement area. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
The Yao resettlement area as seen from above [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
People of the Baiku Yao whip tops. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
People of the Baiku Yao nationality watch a lion dance. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A young woman makes a wax painting at home. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A Baiku Yao woman dyes cloth at home. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A Yao family uses an electric hotpot to prepare dinner in their new house. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A Baiku Yao woman moves a mattress to her new house. [Xinhua]
Chinese Yao Minority Enjoy Life in New Housing
A member of the Baiku Yao beats a drum. [Xinhua]

 

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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