Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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Ethnic minontles in Northern Thailand have been characterized as hill dwellers who grow opium and make a living from slash-and-bum farming3 The terms chao khao 'hilltribe people' or 'mountain people,' chaothai phukhao 'hilltribal Thai,' and rasadorn thai phukhao 'hilltribal Thai citizens' call upon such names as Lahti, Akha, Lisu, Hmong, Yao, or Karen, though the latter group do not usually live in the highlands4 Like ethnic minorities

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