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    S'gaw's proverb
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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
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    Khaw Rai (Rice)
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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
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    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo

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    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 
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    Maehongson Thailand
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    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang
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    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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Subject Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen, sea-gypsies, lifestyle, society, language, education, southern region
Author Prathung Khruahong
Title Sea Gypsies in Thailand
Document Type Book Original Language of Text ไม่ระบุ
Ethnic Identity Urak Lawoi, Moklen, Moken, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austronesian
Location of
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Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Total Pages 49 Year 1988
Source Ton Or Grammy Co., Ltd.
Abstract

The book describes the lifestyles of Sea Gypsies on various islands in the southern region of Thailand, such as Adang island in Satun Province, Lanta Island in Krabi Province, Siray Island in Phuket Island and Ban Thai Mai in Thaymuang District of Phang Nga Province. In the past, this ethnic group led a nomadic life on boats. The group set up temporary settlements on beaches and moved on when resources in local seas became depleted. Their living conditions, livelihood and health care were poor. Their children were undernourished and did not attend school. Nowadays, their living conditions are getting better with more permanent settlements and better health care.

Text Analyst Phumchai Khachamit Date of Report Sep 24, 2012
TAG Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen, sea-gypsies, lifestyle, society, language, education, southern region, Translator -
 
 

 

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