Friday, November 24, 2017

2000px-Flag_of_Thailand.svgThe indigenous peoples of Thailand live mainly in three geographical regions of the country: Indigenous fisher communities (the Chao Ley) and small populations of hunter-gatherers (the Mani) in the south of Thailand; Small groups on the Korat plateau of the north-east, and in eastern Thailand, especially along the border with Laos and Cambodia; Many different highland peoples in the north and north-west of the country (the Chao-Khao). With the drawing of national boundaries in South-east Asia during the colonial era and in the wake of decolonization, many peoples living in remote highlands and forests were divided. There is thus not a single indigenous people that resides only in Thailand. (IWGIA)

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