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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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  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
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Subject Hmong, Lao Phuan, Phu Tai, Lao Song, Karen, Malay, myth
Author Prasit Leepreecha el. al.
Title Ethnicity and myth
Document Type Article Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Urak Lawoi, Lao Song, Thai Song, Black Tai, Moklen, Moken, Hmong, Phuan, Phuthai, Language and Linguistic Affiliations -
Location of
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, KhonKaen University Total Pages 214 Year 2004
Source Khon Kaen University

This work is about the Hmong, Phu Tai, Lao Song and Chao Lay ethnic minority groups who have been subject to the myth of other ethnic groups that view them negatively. For instance, the Hmong are viewed as forest encroachers or Communists. However, the ethnic group have sometimes responded by being forest conservationists or forest fire preventers. Myth is a view outsiders have toward ethnic groups, bringing about a bias to or maginalization of minority ethnic groups. Articles in this work were based on academic seminars, which were expected to be beneficial to research and studies on ethnic groups in order to eliminate myth due to bias and ignorance toward them.

Text Analyst Phumchai Khachamit Date of Report Jun 07, 2019
TAG Hmong, Lao Phuan, Phu Tai, Lao Song, Karen, Malay, myth, Translator -


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