Qiang people can be found in Sichuan, where the Tibetan mountains meet the Sichuan Plateau. They still have their original religion and worship the four main kinds of deities: Nature, Ancestral, Deities, and Totems. Wizards deal with some daily affairs, such as holding the sacrificial rite to the Holy Mountain, curing diseases, repairing houses, holding the wedding ceremony, and naming babies. Qiang villages are higher on the mountains where most people are working in agriculture. Many towns were heavily damaged during the 2008 earthquake.
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