San Chay people
|Regions with significant populations|
|Vietnam : Tuyên Quang|
|San Chay, Vietnamese|
|Related ethnic groups|
The San Chay people (Vietnamese: Người Sán Chay; also called Cao Lan) live in Tuyên Quang Province of the Northeast region of Vietnam, as well as some nearby provinces. They speak a form of Tai languages. Their population was 169,410 in 2009.
They sing sình cồ (love songs) and celebrate the Slếch thlin mảy festival (New Rice festival).
The San Chay have many sayings:
- Rice is the most precious
- Grain feeds human.
- Literature is the secondly most precious
- It teaches human knowledge for safe purpose.
- "The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census: Completed Results". General Statistics Office of Vietnam: Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee. June 2010. p. 134. Retrieved 26 November 2013.