China's Minority Peoples - The Jinos
The Jinos, with a population of 18.021, mainly live in the Jino Township of Jingliong Counly, Xishuangbanno Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. A few can be round in Mengwang, Mengyang, Ganlanba and Dadugang of Jinghong County and Xiangming, Menglun of Mengla County.
A bamboo arrow shooting competition among Jino children.
Beat a sun drum to celebrate the good harvest.
Various reasons deterred social progress among the Jinos. Until the 1950s, their society remained at the primitive commune stage. Slash-and-burn farming was prevalent. The Jino religion combines aboriginal animism with deep respect for ancestors.
The Jinos have no written form of their own and their spoken language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman Group of the Sino-Tibetan family. Formerly they kept records by making notches in bamboo.