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The Pumi people (Chinese: 普米族 Pǔmǐz, own name: /phʐẽmi/) are an ethnic group. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. They live in Yunnan province. Their language is most close to Qiang, a member of the Sino-Tibetan language family, Tibeto-Burman branch.

Of Tibetan origin, the Pumi practice a mixture of Lamaism and Animism.

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Ready to spring at the slightest noise, the Pumi is an ideal guardian for isolated houses or factories.
The Pumi is one of the lesser known breeds, perhaps because of its rustic appearance.
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In the past, it was noted that the Pumi in the Muli and Ninglang areas used Tibetan characters mainly for religious purposes, although gradually the Tibetan characters fell into disuse and oblivion.
Pumi men tend to wear either sleeveless goatskin or linen jackets with and long trousers, which is accompanied by the Tibetan hat.
Generally, the Pumi are a patrilineal and monogamous society, although polygamy is accepted.
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