Co Tu People

Co Tu People

About Co Tu People

The Co Tu are an ethnic group in Vietnam. The population in Vietnam was 50,458 in 1999 census and 61,588 in 2009 census. They speak a language in the Mon_Khmer language family. The Co Tu typically serve rice cooked in bamboo stems such as avi hor, koo dep, koo gdhoong, and cha chac, and drink a beverage called tavak. Their famous dances are tung tung (performed by males) and ya ya (performed by females). They play h'roa in ordinary life. Traditional Co Tu homes are on stilts and those who live on the Laotian border are known for growing jute and weaving.

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