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  •   Background and Rationale

    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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Sakai, Nichao of Thailand: A forest people who are disappearing (25,641 )
Koh Kret: Lifestyle of Mon communities on the Chao Phraya River (23,514 )
The Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Changes in Yur, Thai Dum and Thai Lao Communities: A Comparative Case Study (22,559 )
Music: Thai Phuan Way of life in Xiang Khoang Province, Laos (14,847 )
Factors affecting social changes due to the hilltribe relocatio project: The case of Wang Mai Village,Wang Nua District,Lampang Province (12,304 )

Most studies Ethic group
Paganyaw (201)
Hmong (195)
Malayu, Ore Nayu, Malayu Muslim, Muslim Malayu (154)
Lahu (108)
Phlong Pwo (85)

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  • Important Information on
    "An Ethnic Groups" :
    Identification and Naming.
  • Ethnic classification.
    Ethnic Names in the database.

Ethnic Identity Ethnic Categories
  Uguong Lawa (1) Lawa
  Kasong (1) Chong
  Kaloeng (8) Kaloeng
  Kammu Tmooy (23) Khmu
  Kui Kuy (31) Suay
  Khoen, Tai Khoen (7) Tai Khoen
  Khmer leu (17)
  Kayan (10) Long-neck Karen, Paduang
  Kayah, Karenni (9) Yang Daeng
  Yunannese Chinese Muslim (18) Haw
  Chong (6) Chong
  Sa-Oc (0)
  samre (1)
  So, Thaveung (1) So, Kha
  So, Thro (15) Kaso, Khaso, Kha Kaso, Kha, Tai So, Thai So
  Nyo (9)
  Nyah Kur, Niakuol (6) Niakuoll, Lawa, Chaobon
  Nyeu (3)
  Da-ang (9) Palaung
  Chinese, Teochew, Hokkien (4) Chinese
  Tai, Tai Luang, Shan (45) Ngiaw
  Tai Berng, Tai Derng (8) Thai Berng, Thai Derng
  Thai Korat (3)
  Tai Ya (3)
  Bru (5)
  Paganyaw (185)
  Plang (2) Lua'
  Pa'o (6) Taungtu, PA OH, Black Karen
  Phuthai (35) Phuthai
  Tai Yoy, Yoi, Yoy (6) Tai Yoy
  Thai Phuan, Tai Phuan, Phuan (30) Lao Phuan
  Phlong Pwo (79) Pwo
  Hmong (182) Meo, Hmong
  Mlabri (17) Phi Thong Luang, Ma Ku
  Moken (12) Sea-gypsies
  Moklen (5) Sea-gypsies
  Mon (61)
  Moniq, Koy, Kanang (11) Sakai
  Mien, Iu Mien (65) Yao, Mien
  Yuan (21) Lanna, Northern Thai
  Yong (12) Lue, Tai Yong
  Lao Khrang (7)
  Lao Hgaew (3) Lao Hgaew
  Tai Dam, Lao Song, Thai Song, Black Tai (62) Lao Son, Thai Song, Tai Dam
  Lao Wiang, Lao Klang (5) Thai Wiang
  Lahu (95) Muhsur Mussuh
  Lisu (58) Lisaw
  Tai Lue, Lue (44) Tai Lue, Thai Lue, Paii
  Viet (18)
  Saek (2)
  Malayu, Ore Nayu, Malayu Muslim, Muslim Malayu (147)
  Akha (58) Ekaw, khako, Ko
  Uraklawoy (19) Sea-gypsies
  Bisu (2)
  Mpi (1)
  Akeu (1)
  Kachin, Jinghpaw (0) Kachin
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   The concept of “ethnic group,” which has been a preoccupation in anthropology since 1947, is an attempt to classify groups of ethnic people. Previously, anthropologists had put an emphasis on the classification of ethnic members’ habitual behaviors or “cultures,” as called by anthropologists, rather than on ethnic categories.
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   Since the information at hand is not yet enough for systematic categorization by ethnic characteristics, ethnic groups in the database are classified by their names instead. As mentioned previously, the working team has made a decision to use the ethnic self-identified names as for these following reasons.
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