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Who Are The Hmong

Who Are The Hmong

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Who Are The Hmong Tribes From Laos
Who Are The Hmong Tribes From Laos

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 ==== ====Hmong Traditional Clothingwww.HmongClothes.org ==== ====1. The total hilltribe population in Thailand is estimated to be approximately 1 million 2. There are 9 main groups of hilltribes in Thailand; Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Akha, Mien, H'tin, Lisu,Lua and Khamu, each is made up of sub-groups and clans with different dialects 3. The largest group are the Karen who make up almost half of the total hilltribe population, theKhamu are the smallest group 4. These groups migrated from Southern China, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia 5. The Karen and Lawa tribes have the longest history in Northern Thailand with the other groupsmigrating some 200 years ago 6. Each group has its own distinct language, culture, costume and traditions. Some groups suchas the Hmong, Lisu and Mien have been influenced by Chinese culture and so share many of thesame traditions and beliefs. For example they celebrate New Year at the same time as theChinese 7. Hilltribes can be divided into lowland or highland groups. The highland groups traditionally grewopium which grows better in higher altitudes. 8. All are traditionally animists who were later converted to Christianity and Buddhism throughmissionaries and integration into Thai society 9. Since 1975 any hilltribes born in Thailand are entitled to full Thai citizenship 10. Many tribes such as the Akha, Hmong, Lisu, Lahu and Mien traditionally grew opium until thiswas outlawed in 1958. Through the help of the King's Royal Agricultural Project they managed toswitch to other cash crops such as coffee and other fruit and vegetables Created by Melissa Ah-Sing is the co-founder of Thailand Hilltribe Holidays a small outfit thatspecializes in responsible hilltribe tours  Article Source:

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