The Khang people (Vietnamese: Kháng) are an Austro-Asiatic people of northwestern Vietnam. In 1999 their population was 10,272.

Most Khang live in the Sơn La and Lai Châu provinces of northwestern Vietnam. Khang subgroups include Kháng Dẩng, Kháng Hoặc, Kháng Dón, Kháng Súa, Ma Háng, Bư Háng, Ma Háng Bẻng, and Bư Háng Cọi.[2][3]

Their cuisine is known for its hot and sour dishes, and they have the custom of drinking by the nose (Khang language: tu mui). They celebrate Xen Pang Ả festival.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census: Completed Results". General Statistics Office of Vietnam: Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee. June 2010. p. 135. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ http://web.cema.gov.vn/modules.php?name=Content&op=details&mid=508
  3. ^ http://dsvh.sonla.gov.vn/index.php?module=vdantoc&act=view&id=6
  • Trần Hữu Sơn. 2010. Văn hóa dân gian người Kháng ở Tây Bắc. Hà Nội: Nhà xuất bản Đại Học Quốc Gia Hà Nội. ISBN 978-604-62-0093-2

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