Tibetan script :
ཆའང་ མི །
Wylie transliteration :
The Qiang ( Chinese 羌族 , Pinyin Qiāngzú , self-designation 尔玛, Rrmea [ ɹmæː ] or [ ɹmεː ]) are one of the 56 officially recognized minorities of the People's Republic of China . According to the last census in 2010, they counted 309,576 people. Most of them live in Sichuan . They speak Qiang , a Xixia Qiang language that is one of the Tibetan Burmese languages .
The Qiang people are an ancient people in China. First mentions can be found in ancient China. They are seen as descendants of the Yan Emperor and his dynasty and had an empire in what is now China before the Han Chinese .
- Wang Ming-ke: From the Qiang Barbarians to the Qiang Nationality: The Making of a New Chinese Boundary .
- "Qiang among China's ancients". archive.shine.cn . Retrieved November 15, 2018.