Tag Archives: Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand

Akha Hill tribe Information

Akha Hill tribe Information

The Akha, also known to the Thai as the Gaw or the E-gaw (names that the Akha do not like), are located primarily with Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai provinces. The Akha are closely related with the Hani of Yunnan province, China, the Akha-Hani complex numbers about… Continue reading

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Muser or Lahu Hill Tribe Information

Muser or Lahu Hill Tribe Information

The Lahu are a strong independent and very diverse ethnic group who number about 60,000 in Thailand. The Lahu are located primarly in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces, but can also be found in considerable numbers as far south as Tak province. Their… Continue reading

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Lisu Hill tribe Information

Lisu Hill tribe Information

The Lisu have a legend quite similar to that of many other tribes in Southeast Asia. Long ago there was a giant flood. There were only two survivors: one man and one woman. These two were brother and sister. They survived by living off the meat inside a giant … Continue reading

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