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    Introduction

                 


      Yao: The Yao people in Guangxi are concentrated mainly in the Guilin, Wuzhou, Baise, Hechi and Liuzhou areas, with a total population of more than 1.3 million. As there are many branches of the Yao people here representing those in other regions, Guangxi is regarded as the home of theYao people in China.The Yao have many branches, which collectively became known as the Yao people after the founding of the Peoples Republic of China.It is customary for the Yao man to marry into the womans family. The first child takes the mothers surname, and the second, the fathers.There are differences in the spoken languages of the various Yao branches. As they have no written language of their own, they generally use the Zhuang and Han languages. The Yao people have a rich store of folk literary works. Besides belief in witchcraft and Taoism, nature, ancestor and totem worship is also popular .

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        The Yao has several branches of the group and respectly has its own traditional customs.

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