Ethnic Groups of Laos Vol. 1 by Joachim Schliesinger
Introduction and Overview
First part of a four volume set on the Ethnic Groups of Laos.
This contains reports of early French encounters with ethnic groups as well as more recent studies by professional anthropologists and linguists. The development of national classifications of ethnic groups by the Lao government is presented up to the latest census of 1995. All major ethnic groups are listed according to their languages. Finally, a short introduction to the history of the region as well as an overview of the environment, the agricultural economy, customs and practices of the diverse ethnic composition is outlined. Traditions and customs are portrayed by 169 color illustrations.
205 Pages, 48 pp. illus. in col.
Size 150 x 210 mm
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