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The Geography page provides a general picture of where the Dong people live. All the Dong people live within the People's Republic of China within three provinces: Guizhou, Guangxi, and Hunan.

This map outlines in red the general area in which the Dong live. The largest population of Dong are in Guizhou Province. The northern half of Southeast Asia is shown to give geographic reference and perspective.

Relief Map
map courtesy of the Perry-Constañeda Library Map Collection


Though several newer linguistic maps exist, this 1967 map more adequately portrays the linguistic families and the specific languages within those families. The map does not use the current romanization system for the Chinese place names. For the current spelling, refer to the above map. The numbered people group names have been reproduced here with modern spellings (as shown in the Ethnologue) so you will be more likely to recognize them.

Linguistic Family Map
map courtesy of the Perry-Constañeda Library Map Collection
13. Vo (Wa)   15. Tibetan 23. Bouyei (Buyi) 28. Miao
14. Blang   16. Yi (Lolo) 24. Dong 29. Yao
    17. Bai 25. Dai  
    19. Hani (Woni) 26. Zhuang  
    20. Lisu, Chingpo 27. Shui  
    21. Lahu    
    22. Naxi    


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