Except 25 minorities mentioned in Yunnan,
there are three kinds of the Peoples, for the reason of
they are not the really a kind of minority in China, but
they are the certain branches of the minorities. The three
Peoples have the special customs which are quite different
with their original nations and very interesting in the
recent days for their names in tourism of Yunnan.
They are the only people who are keeping
the traditional customs of Matriarchy system. They
live around the Luguhu Lake located north-west of
Yunnan with a population of 30 thousand. The most
of adults live at the mother's home. The old sayings
is "the men and women never marry anybody".
The men and women only keep the relationship of spending
night occasionally. Called "Azhu" meaning
the close partners. Their houses are consisted of
a square yard with two floors, there is the family
center where is fixed a fireplace, the side rooms
at east direction of the house as the guest rooms
for receiving the male "Azhu" at the night.
The women have the black or blue upper garments, the
blue and white skirts at lower parts. All men have
the style of Tibetan dresses. They believe in the
Dongba religion and have the customs of travelling
around the Luguhu Lake in every August.
Inhabiting in the well-known sightseeing
region of Stone Forest in Kunming, they are the branches
of Yi nation. The young girls have the mark of a triangle
form on their heads and a small bundle of hairs showing
unmarried. The young men and women are good at dancing
with a music instrument called "Dashangxian"
(a big three-stringed music instrument). Especially
on the feast of "Feast of Torch", they will
hold the bullfight, sport of stumble and dancing.
They are the branches of Hani nation,
inhabiting in the Ainishang of Xishuanbanna. They
all like the black dresses, the men have the trousers,
the women have the skirts. They take the rice as their
main three meals a day, prefer to the tea and smoke
the tobacco. They are good at the medicine treatment
techniques and the methods of massages.