(Sibe; Chinese, 錫伯 Xibo) are a Chinese ethnic group
living mostly in northeast China
. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups
officially recognized by the People's Republic of China
The Xibe in northeast China speak Chinese as mother tongue.
In Xinjiang, descendants of a Qing dynasty military garrison preserve their language, which is very close to Manchu.
They use the Xibe script, a slightly revised Manchu script.
The Xibe believe that they are descendants of the Xianbei.