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    To develop the ethnic groups database where systematized research data are available online and can be made use of by interested parties or individuals, following the subjects or topics of their interests, and thus making it easier for them to sum up the essential points necessary for further in-depth studies. 

    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 Social experience study, narratives of inferiority, Lahu, Black Lahu, Christian Lahu Community, Chiang Mai, northern region, Thailand, Southeast Asia
Author -
Title Northern Thai Christian Lahu Narratives of Inferiority: A Study of Social Experience
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Lahu, Language and Linguistic Affiliations -
Location of
e-Theses, Chiang Mai University
[Full Text
Total Pages 173 Year 1998
Source M.A. Thesis (Social Development), Chiang Mai University

This qualitative research on medical wisdom of the Tai Khun focused on the transference and learning processes at Pa Phai Village in Tambon Chor Lae, Mae Taeng district, Chiang Mai province.
The medical wisdom of the ethnic group was conducted by folk healers by conducting rituals, massaging, and using medicinal herbs. Traditional transference of knowledge was through internal and external family lineages by the elderly and monks. In addition, new forms of transference were sharing knowledge among folk healers in the community and learning through the process organization by external agencies, such as, academic excursion, training, and a public forum between folk healers and academics.
Individual learning process, learning through ritual participation and group learning were conducted on a gradual approach with the elderly instructing the young that was related to the beliefs in superstition and Buddhism. Servitude to the folk healers was enforced in order to test learners’ patience and intent before they were trained on knowledge and morality via oral and non-oral instructions and from medical formulae in the palm and mulberry paper scripts.

Text Analyst Aurintha Chalermchuang Date of Report Jan 15, 2021
TAG Social experience study, narratives of inferiority, Lahu, Black Lahu, Christian Lahu Community, Chiang Mai, northern region, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Translator -


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