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|The wife presents wine to see her husband off, a Menba custom.||The Menba hunt with poisoned arrows in Tibet's Motuo county.|
Menba Nationality (Moinba) (Mongba)
The Moinba nationality has a population of 7,500. They mainly live in Tibet Autonomous Region. The ethnic group has a long history. Their history was recorded on a stele that was erected in front of the Jokhang Temple in 823AD. The Moinba people speak a language belonging to the Tibetan-Burmese group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family. They have no written language. Agriculture is Moinba people's main occupation. They mainly grow rice. Some of the Moinba people are huntsmen. The Menba are mountain herders. They have a way of life, culture and language similar to the Tibetans and are lama Buddhists. The Menba are found in Tibet to the east of the Bhutan border.