Daur Nationality in Brief
Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): dá wò ěr
English Translation1: Daur
Population & Distribution2: Total population is 131,992, mainly distributed in the area of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region and Heilongjiang Province.
Spoken and Written Language: They speak Daur language, which is belongs to the Mongolian group of Altaic Language Family, but there is no writing system to accompany it.
Major Industry: Daur people engaged in agriculture and sidelined with animal husbandry and hunting.
Religious Belief: Daur people worship their ancestors and believe in Shamanism. They also believe Animism.
Traditional Festivals: Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Cold Food Festival, Mass Lantern Festival and Ash Stain Festival.
Traditional Folk Art: Jew's harp, mountain songs and the dance of Lurigele.
Traditional Diet: Cooked wheaten food, milk products, salix bud and stewed lamb.
Traditional Sports: Hockey, archery, chess and pulling bar.
Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.
Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.