Cờ Ho
Total population
203,800
Regions with significant populations
 Vietnam: 200,800 (2019)[1]
Most in Central Highlands
 United States: 3,000 [2]
Languages
VietnameseKoho
Religion
AnimismChristianity
K'Ho Nop people in Gia Bắc (Ja Buk), Lâm Đồng

The K'Ho, Cơ Ho, or Koho are an ethnic group living in the Lâm Đồng province of Vietnam's Central Highlands. They speak K'Ho language, a southern Bahnaric branch of Mon–Khmer language. They are related to the Cho Ro and Mạ people.

The Lạch people, a subgroup of K'Ho, is the indigenous group of Lâm Đồng. The name of the city of Da Lat (Lâm Đồng's capital) originated from Đà Lạch (literally "water of the Lạch people"): now the Cam Ly stream, which eventually flows into the Đồng Nai river to the South-West of the city.

Culture

They have a musical instrument called kăm boat and the dish sour gruel.

K'ho people's folk religion worships a pantheon of gods, including Yang N'Du, the Supreme God, forest god, water god, fire god... The majority of the Koho people now identify as Christian.

K'ho people also boast rich vernacular literature, such as the Epic of Gơ Plom kòn Yồi (literally "The child of Plom is Yồi").

A Vietnamese- peide

Subdivisions

According to Ngọc (2010:11), subdivisions of the Cơ-Ho include the following tribes.

Đưng K'nớ commune, Lạc Dương district, Lâm Đồng province has the following subdivisions (clans) (Ngọc 2010:14).

References

  1. ^ "Report on Results of the 2019 Census". General Statistics Office of Vietnam. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ Joshua Project, Ethnic People Group: Koho, 2020.