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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai
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    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai
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    Salak Yom Festival
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    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand
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    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson
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    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
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    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village
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    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai

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    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village
    Kanchanaburi
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    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo

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    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys
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     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 
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    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism
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    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand
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    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang
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    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
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Subject So, lifestyle, legend, family, Sakon Nakhon
Author Raymond S. Kania and Siriphan Hatuwong Kania
Title The So People of Kusuman, Northeastern Thailand
Document Type Article Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity So, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austroasiatic
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Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 36 Year 1979
Source Journal of the Siam Society, 67,1 (Jan. 1979)
Abstract

The origin of the So is not clearly known, but they have now settled in Sakon Nakhon Province. Their livelihood is based on subsistence agriculture and they believe in animism with a village leader conducting rituals and communicating with spirits. They believe that spirits can cause sickness or death. Conflicts within the community are settled by their village leader. Young people are free to have a life partner of their choice. Folk wisdom on life and livelihood are handed down to the young generation through actual practice and through folk tales.

Text Analyst Kritsadaporn Intharawichian Date of Report Nov 01, 2012
TAG So, lifestyle, legend, family, Sakon Nakhon, Translator -
 
 

 

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