Ethnic Groups of Thailand by Joachim Schliesinger
Ethnic Groups of Thailand describes 38 non-Tai peoples residing in Thailand - the well known mountain dwelling so-called hill tribes (Akha, Hmong, Htim, Khamu, Lahu, Lawa, Lisu, Mien, Pwo Karen, Sgaw Karen); lesser known northern peoples (Bisu, Blang, Haw, Kachin, Kayah, Kayaw, Kha Hor, Lamet, Mlabri, Mpi, Padong, Palaung, Pa-O, Parauk, Samtao) and norteastern and central lowlands (Bru, Cham, Chaobon, Chong, Gong, Kaleung, Kui, Mon, Seak, So, Thavung). Lastly, Semang and Sea Gypsies of southern Thailand and the Andaman Sea.
These various ethnic groups are classified by their language family and a description given of each ones history, costume and crafts, houses and villages, agriculture and economy, society, ceremonies, myths and beliefs.
All the groups are portrayed by 177 color illustrations taken by the author and an extensive bibliography for further reading.
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