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The Hani people (also known as the Ahka and Hakka) (own name: Haqniq, Chinese: 哈尼族 Hānz) are an ethnic group. They form one of the 56 nationalities officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.

Over ninety percent of the Hani live in the Southwestern province of Yunnan, scattered on the hilly areas between the Lancang Jiang (Mekong River) and the Yuan Jiang (Red River). One half of the population is concentrated in the Red River Hani-Yi Autonomous Prefecture, of which Geiju is the capital.

The origins of the Hani are not precisely known, though their ancestors, the ancient Qiang tribe, are believed to have migrated southward from the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau prior to the third century AD.

The Hani oral traditions state that they are descended from the Yi people, and that they split off as a separate tribe fifty generations ago. One of their oral traditions is the recital of the names of Hani ancestors from the first Hani family to oneself.

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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

zh:哈尼族
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