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The Buyei, (also spelled Bouyi, Bouyei and Buyi people; self called: Buxqyaix, IPA: [pu ʔjai], or "Puzhong", "Burao", "Puman"; Chinese: 布依族; pinyin: byīu) are an ethnic group living in southern China. Numbering 2.5 million, they are the 11th largest of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.

The Buyi live in semi-tropical, high-altitude forests of Guizhou province, as well as in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, and speak a Tai language related to Zhuang. Traditionally they practice animism, although some have now converted to Christianity.

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  • Y Curng 喻翠容: Byīyǔ jiǎnzh 布依语简志 (Introduction to the Buyi language; Beijing, Mnz chūbǎnsh 民族出版社 1980).

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Chinese ethnic groups (classification by PRC government)

Achang - Bai - Blang - Bonan - Buyei - Chosen - Dai - Daur - De'ang - Derung - Dong - Dongxiang - Ewenki - Gaoshan - Gelao - Gin - Han - Hani - Hezhen - Hui - Jingpo - Jino - Kazak - Kirgiz - Lahu - Lhoba - Li - Lisu - Man - Maonan - Miao - Monba - Mongol - Mulao - Naxi - Nu - Oroqen - Pumi - Qiang - Russ - Salar - She - Sui - Tajik - Tatar - Tu - Tujia - Uygur - Uzbek - Va - Xibe - Yao - Yi - Yugur - Zang - Zhuang

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