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Portrait of an Wa women smokes pipe in Wengding. The Wa, which literally means “mountain dwellers”, is the hilltribe that inhabit the Sino-Burmese. Known as one of the last headhunting tribe until mid-twentieth century, their population in both countries now approximately no more than one million. In the homogenous society of modern China, Wa is one of more than 50 officially state-recognized ethnic minorities. They can be found around the southwestern corners of Yunnan province.
Portrait of an Wa women smokes pipe in Wengding. The Wa, which literally means “mountain dwellers”, is the hilltribe that inhabit the Sino-Burmese. Known as one of the last headhunting tribe until mid-twentieth century, their population in both countries now approximately no more than one million. In the homogenous society of modern China, Wa is one of more than 50 officially state-recognized ethnic minorities. They can be found around the southwestern corners of Yunnan province.
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  • Culture
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  • Near Kunming
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  • Tribal
  • Tribes
  • Wa People
  • Yunnan