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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 Yoi Yoy, Society, Culture, Sakolnakhon
Author Ladda Panasnok
Title The Tai Yoy Culture at Ban Akat, Amphoe Akatamnuay, Sakolnakhon Province
Document Type Research Paper Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Yoi, Yoy, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Tai
Location of
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 101 Year 1995
Source The Office of National Culture Commission

The Tai Yoy culture relating to morals is passed down from their ancestors by the teaching of fathers and mothers. As for the culture relating to the law, it is practiced following the traditions. There is a supernatural belief such as the belief in spirits. Moreover, there is a belief in Kwan and a seniority system. When there are conflicts, the seniors are the arbitrators. As for the culture relating to the materials, the Tai Yoy build their houses by themselves with the help of their relatives and neighbours. The architecture of the houses is still traditional. They prefer to build their houses facing the streets. As for the culture relating to the relationship between the people in the society, the Tai Yoy is monogamous, they do not bother to have marriage certification because they think it is not important. The parents are responsible for raising and teaching their children. There are no prohibitions about the marriage. They can marry people in their groups or those out side the groups. There is an ancestor in each family to control the behavior of the people in their groups. As regards cultural assimilation, it is found that the country’s main culture has influenced the changes of the traditional culture following the assimilation theory such as the changes caused by the government’s policies in order to strengthen national security by providing education for local youth.

Text Analyst Suwit Lertwimolsak Date of Report Oct 31, 2012
TAG Yoi Yoy, Society, Culture, Sakolnakhon, Translator Chalermchai Chaichomphu


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