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Portrait of young woman at the Long neck people and Hill Tribe of Northern Thailand the long neck people in Palong village

Portrait of young woman at the Long neck people and Hill Tribe of Northern Thailand the long neck people in Palong village Stock Photo
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Bert Hoferichter / Alamy Stock Photo

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FTPKRM

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60.2 MB (2.9 MB Compressed download)

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3744 x 5616 px | 31.7 x 47.5 cm | 12.5 x 18.7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

22 March 2016

Location:

Northern Thailand, Asia

More information:

The Kayan are a sub-group of Red Karen (Karenni people), Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Myanmar (Burma). The Kayan consists of the following groups: Kayan Lahwi (also called Padaung, ပဒေါင် [bədàʊɴ]), Kayan Ka Khaung (Gekho), Kayan Lahta, Kayan Ka Ngan. Kayan Gebar, Kayan Kakhi and, sometimes, Bwe people (Kayaw). Padaung (Yan Pa Doung) is a Shan term for the Kayan Lahwi (the group in which women wear the brass neck coils). The Kayan residents in Mae Hong Son Province in Northern Thailand refer to themselves as Kayan and object to being called Padaung. In The Hardy Padaungs (1967) Khin Maung Nyunt, one of the first authors to use the term "Kayan", says that the Padaung prefer to be called Kayan.[1] On the other hand, Pascal Khoo Thwe calls his people Padaung in his 2002 memoir, From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey. [2] In the late 1980s and early 1990s due to conflict with the military regime in Myanmar, many Kayan tribes fled to the Thai border area.[3] Among the refugee camps set up there was a Long Neck section, which became a tourist site, self-sufficient on tourist revenue and not needing financial assistance.[4] According to U Aung Roe (1993:21ss) Kayan number about 40,000 in Shan State (around the Pekon Township area) and 20,000 in Kayah State (around Demawso and Loikaw). A 2004 estimate puts the population at approximately 130,000.[5] About 600 Kayan reside in the three villages open to tourists in Mae Hong Kong, or in the Ban Mai Nai Soy refugeee camp. Contents [hide]

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