Achang people

The Achang (also Ngac'ang or Maingtha ;阿昌族Chinese, Pinyin Āchāngzú ) are one of the smallest of the 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities of the People's Republic of China. According to the last census in 2010, they include 39 583 people. They live mainly in Yunnan, especially in Dehong Autonomous Prefecture.

The Achang speak their own language, but does not have a font implementation. Instead, Chinese characters are often used.

The Husa Achang (户 撒) from the circle Longchuan in Dehong speak a slightly different dialect. They see themselves as independent, but remained to obtain recognition as a distinct nationality, their attempt failed in the 1950s. The Husa are somewhat " Chinese " than other Achang. For example, Confucian ancestral tablets in their homes often find. Most traditional Husa believe in a mixture of Theravada Buddhism and Daoism.

Dissemination of Achang at the provincial level according to the data of the census of 2010 ( as of 1 November 2010)