THE CHU RU

The Chu Ru are said to have links to the Chăm group. This is evident in the style of their costume, which resembles an Indian sari. When I visited the Chu Ru in August 2016, I met this lovely lady who kindly invited me to her house, where she proudly posed in her costume and told me how strong their culture is.

The Chu Ru, who are also known for making rice wine and wine jars, are very artistic and musical. I was lucky to have witnessed an 80 year old grandfather playing his handmade musical instrument to his granddaughters.
I had a good time with this group and could have spent a week with them! I’m proud to have a full costume, one of their musical instruments and a ring as part of my Chu Ru collection.

 

Population

19 314 people (Census 2009)

Location

Mainly in Lam Dong province

Arrival

Believed they were separated from the Cham when migrating to the mountains
 
THE MUONG
THE LO LO
THE FLOWER HMONG
THE LA CHI
THE SI LA
THE CO TU
THE EDE
THE CHO RO
THE KHMERS KROM
THE RAGLAI