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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai

    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple

    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Khamu,Economy,Society,Politic,Change,Nan
Author Chatchai Meekerdmoon
Title Adoption of Thai Culture among the Khamu People of Banasopit
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Khmu,Kammu, Tmooy, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austroasiatic
Location of
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 220 Year 1986
Source Social Development Programme,Department of Sociology and Anthropology,Graduate School,Kasetsart University

This thesis studies the Khamu culture in terms of social aspects, beliefs, economic aspects, political aspects and administrative aspects. The Khamu culture has changed when through migration to the lowland. Their way of life in terms of economy, society, culture, politic and administration have changed in order to relate to the way of life of the lowlanders such as change in economy with a more complicated style of production. They adopt Suwan 1 corn as cash crops for their main trading. They mostly depend on the Thai communities’ markets. As for the social characteristics, the families are smaller. They use Thai language to communicate with outsiders. The Khamu support their children’s education. They have adopted Buddhism and also worship spirits of ancestor. As for the social grouping, there is natural grouping based on ancestral clan. As for the political and administrative characteristics, there is an acceptance of the model of the government’s administration, but they still maintain the traditional customs of administration. (p. 217-218)

Text Analyst Khanittha Alangkorn Date of Report Jun 30, 2017
TAG Khamu, Economy, Society, Politic, Change, Nan, Translator -


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