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H're people

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Total population
149,460 (2019)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vietnam : Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định
Mahayana Buddhism

The H're people (Vietnamese: người Hrê) are an ethnic group of Vietnam, speaking a language in the Mon–Khmer family. Most H're live in the Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định provinces of Vietnam's South Central Coast, and numbered 149,460 in 2019.

In 1996 the H're people made up the majority of the population in the districts of Ba Tơ (numbering around 31,800 people there), Sơn Hà (which then also included Sơn Tây, 43,800 people), and Minh Long (8100 people) in Quảng Ngãi Province.[2] A third of the population of An Lão District in Bình Định Province were Hre in 1996 (around 5800 people).[2]

They sing the kaleu melody and play ching and aradon.


  1. ^ "Report on Results of the 2019 Census". General Statistics Office of Vietnam. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b General Statistics Office (1996): Population Data of Sparsely Populated Areas in Vietnam. Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi
  • Nguyễn Thế Truyền. 2011. Nhạc khí của tộc người H'rê ở Quảng Ngãi. Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản văn hóa thông tin. ISBN 978-604-50-0059-5
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