Travel Stock Photo: ID # LAYA032a

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Themes & Categories:

Indigenous Cultures - Mien / Yao

Destinations - Laos - Louang Namtha - Muang Sing
 

Title:

Yao Indigenous People, Muang Sing, Luang NamTha, Laos

Caption:

The Mien, commonly called Yao by other hill tribes, refer to themselves as Iu Mien. Their origin is believed to be southern China as can often be seen in their culture and language. More than a million Mien still live in China but migrant settlements are found in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. The Mien stand apart from all the other hill ethnic groups because they have adopted and preserved Chinese script. This literate tradition has had an important effect: written records and sacred texts have to a large extent replaced the need to commit history and religion to memory.

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Country: Laos   /   Village: Muang Sing

Ethnic Group: Mien / Yao

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