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Encyclopedia > Thai ethnic groups

Thai ethnic groups include:

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Asia Times: Hill tribes' anger boils over (1053 words)
In their defense, the ethnic groups say they have co-existed with forests for generations without destroying them, and accuse corrupt state officials of harassing them and violating their human rights.
Historically, Thai government policy relating to ethnic groups in northern Thailand has been framed with a view to preventing them from becoming a threat to national security, curbing cultivation of opium in the hilly terrain along the Burmese and Laotian borders, and preventing deforestation.
The Thai government, he says, would be wise to sort out the problem of the highlanders well before they start imitating their brethren across the border.
Vietnam's Northern Highlands : In Depth (1199 words)
Some groups fight to keep alive ancient traditions of transcribing their native phonemes into Chinese characters, but the practice is dying out in favor of learning Vietnamese and, increasingly, English.
The Black Thai are characteristically all in fl, the White Thai have small white swatches hanging from their belts, and the Red Thai are similar to Dao groups, with red headdresses.
Thai houses are still mostly made of wood, and Thai groups practice both wet rice cultivation in the lowlands and slash-and-burn in the highlands.
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