Lisu


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lisu

 

a people living mainly in southwestern China, although some live in Burma and Thailand. Total population, about 500,-000 (1967, estimate). The language of the Lisu belongs to the Yi group of the Tibeto-Burman languages. The majority of the Lisu have retained the ancient animistic beliefs, although some have become Christians. In the past, the Lisu had a special priestly caste. The principal occupation of the Lisu is agriculture (corn and rice).

REFERENCE

Narody Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1965.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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