20. Chinese Nationalities (She Minority) -- Minorities by Descending Populations
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They have their own language that belongs to the Miao branch of Miao-Yao family of the Han-Zang Phylum. Without their own set of characters, Han characters are widely used. She people take rice and potato as their staple food. Dog meat is forbidden. Early in the Tang dynasty, people of She nationality began to settle in the joint area of Fujian, Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces. They used to call themselves "Shanda" which means "migrated guest living in a mountain area".
She people mostly engage in agriculture, and rice, sweet potatoes, wheat, rape,
beans and tobacco are their main products. They also grow tea, sugar cane, and
ramie. Timber and bamboo are important commercial commodities for the She.
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