Indigenous Group Manchu
Location China, Liaoning Province, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Beijing, Gansu, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces.
Estimated Population 9.8 million (2005, Travel China Guide)
Environment Mountains / Urbans
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Commerce
(Those engaged in agriculture usually grow soybean, sorghum, corn, millet, tobacco and apple. They can also raise tussah silkworms. Those living in more remote mountainous areas often gather ginseng, mushroom and edible fungus as a sideline. Most of the Manchu people living in cities are often engaged in traditional and modern industries.)
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Manchu
Altaic, Tungus, Southern, Southwest
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NGOs none found