The Tai Lu people are an ethnic group of Vietnam, China, and Thailand. In Vietnam, most Lu live in the Lai Chau Province, and their population was 4,964 in 1999. In China, they are officially recognized as part of the Dai ethnic group. They speak a Tai language. Lu is the indigenous people in Muong Thanh (Land of the God to Thai people; Thai language: muong theng). They had built Tam Van wall in Muong Thanh and managed there for 19 generations before Hoang Cong Chat, a Thai leader, came. The Lu give last name under their father's last name, and have the middle name B_ (for males) and Y (for females). Their religion is Buddhism.
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