Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Nan Man

Nan-Man, i.e. "Southern Barbarians," a term applied in the early Chinese records to the aborigines about Lakes Tungling and Poyang, whence they were driven to the Nan-ling Mountains. Here they are divided into a great number of different tribes, some of which are grouped as Miao-tze (q.v.). The "eighty-two tribes" described in a Chinese work translated by Bridgeman are all Nan-Man, and with them must also be classed the Tung of Kwangsi, the Kilao and Taman of Kweichew and many others.