Cao Minh, Lạng Sơn

Cao Minh (xã Cao Minh) is a commune in Tràng Định District, Lạng Sơn Province, Vietnam.

Cao Minh borders Bắc Kạn Province to the west, and the communes Đoàn Kết and Tân Tiến to the northeast and south. Its administrative center is at Vàng Can.[1]

Cao Minh has a population of 1109 (1997) in 8 villages. 64% of the population are Mieu (officially a subgroup of the Hmong) and most of the rest Yao and Tay, with a very small Nung minority.[2]

The 8 villages of Cao Minh Commune are as follows (Nguyen 2007:3).

  • Vàng Can
  • Khuổi Vai
  • Khuổi Lài (ethnically mixed village)
  • Khuổi Lập
  • Khuổi Giảo (largest village; includes Khuổi Giảo, Khuổi Lài, and Khuổi Hẻo hamlets)
  • Khuổi Lứng (predominantly Yao)
  • Khuổi Tó
  • Kéo Đanh (predominantly Yao)


  1. ^ Nguyen Van Thang (2007), Ambiguity of Identity - The Mieu in North Vietnam, Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, p. 3
  2. ^ Trang Dinh District's Board of Fixed Cultivation and Settlement 1997: p. 13, cited in Nguyen Van Thang (2007), Ambiguity of Identity: p. 3

Nguyễn Văn Thắng (2007). Ambiguity of Identity: The Mieu in north Vietnam. Bangkok: Silkworm Books. ISBN 978-974-9511-27-5.

Coordinates: 22°22′08″N 106°13′56″E / 22.36889°N 106.23222°E / 22.36889; 106.23222