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Bai People – The Bai people, or the Baip, as they are also known, constitute one of the 56 different ethnic groups that are recognized by the People's Republic of China. Their total population is close to two million, and they are mostly found in the southern Yunnan Province's Dali area. Among other things, the Bai people are known for their high reverence of the color white, though as you can see in this photo, it is not uncommon for their traditional costumes to be comprised of several different colors. In relation to religion, the Bai predominantly observe Buddhism and Animism, the latter of which encompasses the belief that souls and spirits are not only found in humans, but in everything that is part of the natural world.

Bai People

Bai People – The Bai people, or the Baip, as they are also known, constitute one of the 56 different ethnic groups that are recognized by the People's Republic of China. Their total population is close to two million, and they are mostly found in the southern Yunnan Province's Dali area. Among other things, the Bai people are known for their high reverence of the color white, though as you can see in this photo, it is not uncommon for their traditional costumes to be comprised of several different colors. In relation to religion, the Bai predominantly observe Buddhism and Animism, the latter of which encompasses the belief that souls and spirits are not only found in humans, but in everything that is part of the natural world.

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