It is the only ethnic group in Ha Tinh who live in Rao Tre Hamlet at the foot of Ca Day Mountain in Huong Lien Commune, Huong Khe District. The hamlet consists of 25 households with over 100 people.
According to some documents, the Chut ethnic group was found in 1920 when they lived gregariously in leaf-made tents, camps or caves in Cua Ba, Ban Quat areas lying in between the two provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh. They led a nomadic life in wild forests. In 1966, Ha Tinh Province's border guards discovered them and helped them settle down in Huong Vinh of Huong Khe, then later in Rao Tre Hamlet.
After 40 years of integrating in the community, the Chut people know how to cultivate wet rice, raise poultry and cattle and build their houses. Their children can go to school. However, the province’s leaders should pay more attention to issues to promote the socio-economic and cultural development of Chut ethnic group.