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Subject Kui, culture, ritual, Sukhwan verses, Surin, northeastern region
Author Piyaphan Saphasarn
Title An analysis of Sukhwan verses of Kui tribesmen in Srikhoraphum District, Surin Province
Document Type MA.Thesis Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Kui Kuy, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austroasiatic
Location of
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 121 Year 2003
Source Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sri Nakharin Tharawirote University, Bangkok

The work analyzes Sukhwan verses in the socio-cultural contexts of the ethnic group by using textual and oral data. It is found that the Sukhwan ritual has been carried out for a long time, with the soul shaman conducting the ritual. Qualifications for a shaman include being a male of the age of over 35 years who has been ordained as a monk for a long period of time and is keen on conducting the ritual. Contents of the verses are divided into three types depending on ritual categories: rite of passage, spirit appeasement, or sickness. The verses play the roles of education, aesthetics, cultural completeness and empowerment, community unity, and are a tool to regulate and preserve community norms. In terms of cultural assimilation, the ritual has four types of cultural assimilation, namely, language, belief, inter-ethnic marriage, and ritual traditions. There are five factors affecting their cultural assimilation. They include a similarity in beliefs and values, ethnic similarity, occupation similarity, developments (education, administration, transportation and telecommunication), and inter-ethnic marriage.

Text Analyst Sineenart Chanyaphaet Date of Report Jun 30, 2017
TAG Kui, culture, ritual, Sukhwan verses, Surin, northeastern region, Translator -


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