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  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
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Subject Hmong, Mien, Lisu, Lahu, Lavua, Lua, Khmu, Hilltribes,Lowlanders,History,Culture,Beliefs,Production,Northern
Author Walker, Anthony R.
Title North Thailand: Hill and Valley,Hillmen and Lowlanders
Document Type Article Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity Lisu, Lahu, Lua, Lavua, Mien, Iu Mien, Hmong, Khmu,Kammu, Tmooy, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
Location of
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Chiang Mai University Library, Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre Library Total Pages 17 Year 1975
Source Farmer in the Hills: Upland Peoples of North Thailand,Anthony R. Walker (Editor),p.1-17,Printed by The School of Comparative Social Sciences. Printed at Universiti Sains Malaysia Press.
Abstract

This article is about the agricultural production, culture, beliefs, and socio-political structure of the hill people and valley people in northern Thailand. On the highlands of northern Thailand is there live various tribal communities with different identities. They are not divided into indigenous areas. The agriculturists’ houses in the north are built on pillars. They cultivate with a transplant system, grow vegetables, tobacco, peanuts, farm, and trade. They are matriclans, mostly believe in spirits and Buddhism. The uplanders mostly divided themselves by sub cultural groups. They make their houses of wood and bamboo. The roofs are covered with (bents)or thatch. Some build their houses like the lowlanders’. They cultivate with swiddening techniques. They grow rye, corn, opium, vegetables and tobacco. They also gather the forests products and farm. There is social organization diversity depending on the indigenous identity. Most of them worship spirits and some believe in Buddhism or in Christ.

Text Analyst Boonsom Chirawanitchakul Date of Report Sep 22, 2012
TAG Hmong, Mien, Lisu, Lahu, Lavua, Lua, Khmu, Hilltribes, Lowlanders, History, Culture, Beliefs, Production, Northern, Translator -
 
 

 

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