Mosuo Ethnic Group

Mosuo Ethnic Group

Travel to Yunan, it is nice to explore the Lugu Lake, also the unique ethnic group Mosuo who live around the lake. The Mosuo, also spelled Moso), often called the Na among themselves, are a small ethnic group, close to the border with Tibet. Consisting of a population of approximately 40,000, many of them live in the Yongning region, around Lugu Lake, in Labai, in Muli, and in Yanyuan, located high in the Himalayas .
Although the Mosuo are culturally distinct from the Naxi, the Chinese government places them as members of the Naxi minority. The Naxi are about 320,000 people, spread throughout different provinces in China.
Mosuo people still keep the matrilineal society, women dominate the family. They have aspects of a matriarchal culture: women are often the head of the house, inheritance is through the female line, and women make business decisions. However, unlike a matriarchy, the political power tends to be in the hands of males.