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The Shui Nationality

The Shui nation ,with only 7 thousand people, live in Fuyuan and Miliang counties, their language is almost closing to those of Buyi, Zhuang and Miao nation. At the marriage of Shui nation ,they still are keeping the their old traditional customs, the young couples understand each other through the courses of working, living and playing, then proposing the marriage through the matchmaker, holding the party of Huotangjiu (drinking for engagement), fixing the date for wedding ceremony . At the day of ceremony they will have the Tongguwu Dance and Lushenwu Dance ( a kinds of dancing with the bronze drums and a kind of music instrument). Their key feast is the "Guodanjie".

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