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22 Facts About Manchus
Manchus are the largest minority group in China without an autonomous region.
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Manchus practiced slash-and-burn agriculture in the areas north of Shenyang.
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Manchu Banners contained a lot of "false Manchus" who were from Han Chinese civilian families but were adopted by Manchu bannermen after the Yongzheng reign.
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The official total of Manchus fell by more than half during this period, as they refused to admit their ethnicity when asked by government officials or other outsiders.
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Many Manchus joined the Fengtian clique, such as Xi Qia, a member of the Qing dynasty's imperial clan.
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Manchus implemented measures to "Manchufy" the other Tungusic peoples living around the Amur River basin.
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The southern Tungusic Manchus influenced the northern Tungusic peoples linguistically, culturally, and religiously.
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Today, in an effort to save Manchu culture from extinction, the older generation of Manchus are spending their own money and time to teach young people.
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Manchus's achievement is called "script with dots and circles" or "new Manchu script".
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However, after the Mongols extinguished the Jin dynasty, the Manchus started to adopt Mongol culture, including their custom of using only their given name until the end of the Qing dynasty, a practice confounding non-Manchus, leading them to conclude, erroneously, that they simply do not have family names.
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One of the common first name for the Manchus is Nikan, which is a Manchu exonym for the Han Chinese.
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Manchus originally did not have their own cloth or textiles and the Manchus had to obtain Ming dragon robes and cloth when they paid tribute to the Ming dynasty or traded with the Ming.
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The Ming robes were simply modified and changed by Manchus by cutting it at the sleeves and waist to make them narrow around the arms and waist instead of wide and added a new narrow cuff to the sleeves.
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The Manchus added sable fur skirts, cuffs and collars to Ming dragon robes and trimming sable fur all over them before wearing them.
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Manchus were affected by Chinese folk religions for most of the Qing dynasty.
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Manchus was considered as the God Protector of the Nation and was sincerely worshipped by Manchus.
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