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 BVOM.COM - Vietnam Ethnic Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although they speak different languages, the ethnic groups live close to one another and so one group can know the language of others through everyday relations, and although they are involved in cultural exchange, they keep retaining the identity of their own culture.
The diversity of the cultures of ethnic groups does not take them off the track of the common development of the nation, just as the peculiarity is in tune with the generality in the dual category of philosophy.
As a result of the successful promulgation of the Party policy on ethnic groups, people of various ethnic groups who have been working together in the cause of national construction and defence are strengthening their solidarity still further for the sake of national development.
www.bvom.com /resource/vn_ethnic.asp?pContent=Features   (1194 words)

 Degenerate - Slow Death Machine 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ethnic nationalism has not erased the accomplishments of leaders of foreign admixture, such as King Wareru (a Thai who ruled in the name of the Mon).
The interior, however, was indefensible, leaving the 12 distinct ethnic groups of Burma unable to assert their independence from central control.
The last obstacle to a united Burma was a Mon usurper in the south of the country, who had broken from the Toungoo with the backing of the French.
www.diacritica.com /degenerate/2/alaungpaya1.html   (879 words)

 Cultural Survival
The Mons are the descendants of a civilization that spread Buddhism throughout Southeast Asia.
Mon fishing people who have lived along the Andaman Sea coast for hundreds of years are now prevented from taking their small boats out to sea because the government grants that right only to companies with foreign exchange.
Mon soldiers always make their way out from the village for fear that the clash would cause danger to the villagers.
www.cs.org /publications/csq/csq-article.cfm?id=829   (1188 words)

 Ethnic Groups — Voice For Burma : VFB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The current situation is relatively calm, as the junta has signed cease-fire accords with most of the ethnic groups, though no political settlements have yet been reached.
The British army recruited soldiers mainly from the ethnic groups which were used to police 'Burma Proper'.
As the majority ethnic group (65%) and largest landholder, it is of no surprise to learn that it is the Burmans who control the country.
www.voicesforburma.org /clone/about/ethnic   (1349 words)

Meanwhile, the main groups that were in contact with the Mon-speakers had been the Khemers, belonging to the same Mon-Khemer linguistic group, with whom they were constantly engaged in endless struggles for supremacy in eastern and central Thailand.
After the final conquest of the country by the Thais in the 13th century, there was a gradual assimilation of the Mons, and the Mon language as it existed then disappeared, except perhaps, in the pocket of land in the Korat plateau previously mentioned.
What is more, the writer had observed Mon parents who were ashamed tohave themselves or their offspring identified as Mons and would therefore make no effort to teach the language to the children; and then there are people, especially the young, who think it is out of fashion or even,somehow, degrading to speak in Mon.
mrc-usa.org /mon__language.htm   (5909 words)

Exile groups announced yesterday that they have finished a new and better drafted federal constitution for the Real Union of Burma that does not allow for the separation of any ethnic group from the country, said Dr. Lain H. Sakhong, the spokesperson of the federal constitution seminar.
The drafted constitution was adopted by 101 delegates from 59 organizations of democratic forces, political forces of the various ethnic nationalities, Member of Parliament-elect (MP) of the 1990 elections, women, youth and the grassroots in a three-day seminar held on April 6 to 8 near the Thai-Burma border.
According to Dr. Lian H Sakong, the new draft constitution must be explained to all the ethnic nationalities and the entire people in the whole union and the international community.
www.monnews-imna.com /web2006/april/11_1.htm   (459 words)

As an ethnic group the Mon people have the right to carry out their own educational activities which may include the use or teaching of their own language.
Mon National Schools and Mixed Schools are run by the NMSP, they have a Mon curriculum, teach in Mon and receive funding and support from the NMSP and the local community.
Recently Mon students from a Mon National School in Khaw-zar sub-township have been unable to attend their classes because the local SPDC have forced them to work as unpaid labourers on the construction of a government high school.
www.rehmonnya.org /monforum4-06.php   (4034 words)

 Deang Ethnic Minority - China Style
The De'ang ethnic group has a population of 15,400 that is widely distributed over a vast area of 30,000 square kilometers, mixing with the Dai, Jingpo, Va and other ethnic groups.
De'ang ethnic group is one of the oldest tribes living in the south-west frontier region.
After the founding of PRC in 1949, they were named the Benglong ethnic group and in 1985, officially renamed the De'ang ethnic group at the request of the De'ang people.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/chinese-ethnic-group/deang.htm   (1300 words)

 Burma/Mon News
The ethnic armed group the Karen National Union (KNU) released a statement yesterday welcoming the UNSC decision.
Another ethnic armed group the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) and the Mon Unity League (Mon ethnic political group) also welcomed and supported the decision.
The Mon Unity League (Mon ethnic political group) also thanked the UN Security Council for the decision and said the UNSC has made the right decision to discuss the Burma issue.
www.monnews-imna.com /newsupdate.php?ID=414   (313 words)

 Online Burma Library > Main Library > Non-Burman ethnic groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) ...
The MCL supports the Mon people, situated in Burma and Thailand, in their endeavors to preserve, promote, and pass on their cultural identity in all its aspects to future generations.
The New Mon State Party—the region’s principal ethnic opposition group—entered a ceasefire agreement with Rangoon in 1995, at the urging of the country’s military leadership as well as members of Thailand’s political and business communities, who were eager to increase investments in the region.
Although ethnic conflict is a key issue in modern Burmese politics, few writers and researchers seem to have covered the topic in detail.
www.burmalibrary.org /show.php?cat=189   (1218 words)

 Tour Information
The movements of a Mon dance are smooth and dainty.
The Mon region is rich in agricultural produce and there are also many industrialized regions.
In ancient times the traditional custom of a suitor shoving his hand through a hole in the flooring of a girl's house to ask for her love was widespread.
www.modins.net /tourinfo/ethnic/mon/mon.htm   (273 words)

 Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
November: An official from the Mon rebel army denied reports that the group had decided to open unilateral peace talks with the junta and said the group would only consider multilateral peace talks involving all factions opposed to the military government in Rangoon.
March: A hard-line leader of the Mon ethnic minority, Francis Yap, along with 13 other Mons was arrested by Thai police in a sweeping operation against the group, a rebel source confirmed (Japan Economic Newswire, 03/01/94).
It also indicates that some 10,000 Mons who were forcibly repatriated from Thailand in 1995 to areas controlled by the NMSP are still unable to return to their homes.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/data/burmonschro.htm   (3060 words)

 Vol 11. No. 3, April 2003 - Book Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After the introductory chapters on Mon language and identity and Mon nationalism, South briefly describes the Mon kingdoms and the significant role of Mon civilisation, whose religious, cultural and political concepts have had a lasting impact on the people of Burma and Thailand.
He suggests that newly formed ethnic minority political parties such as the Mon National Democratic Front (MNDF) are challenging the legitimacy of more traditional armed groups as the sole representative of "their" people.
South’s detailed and authoritative book is a must for all interested in Mon history and ethnic minority politics, and for those curious about the dynamics of the civil war and conflict that has raged in Burma for more than 50 years.
www.irrawaddy.org /database/2003/vol11.3/book.html   (783 words)

 Myanmar - Burmese peoples
Burmese are mongoloid peoples speaking a language of the tibeto-burmese group, and represent 75% of the population, and up to 80% when including Arakans, who speak the same language but were more or less influenced by Islam, and Tenasserim Mo^ns, who speak a mo^n-khmer language and greatly influenced the Burmese civilization.
The Mon (called by the Burmese Talaing) were the majority in Syriam, and expected the formation of a national state under British protection.
Perhaps is the flag hoisted by the kingdom of Talaings (Mon) when was annexed to Britain in 1825/26 (Talaing kingdom I believe that was the remain of the old Pegu kingdom, and was vassal of Ava/Burma kings).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/mm-tribe.html   (1675 words)

 Burma Issues - IDP Case Study
But the Mon people cannot flee Burma and become refugees because of the 1995 verbal ceasefire agreement between the SPDC and the New Mon State Party.
Additionally for the Mon who continue to live in the SPDC controlled areas they are forced to speak Burmese and children must be taught in Burmese.
There are non-government organisations (NGOs) in Mon State however they too are fearful of the SPDC and consequently their effectiveness is limited.
www.burmaissues.org /En/IDPCS.html   (503 words)

 Vietnam Ethnic Group, Vietnam minority people, 54 ethnic minority people living in Vietnam, Vietnam Tours, Vietnam ...
In the northern uplands and the Central Highlands, people clear and burn jungle patches as a method of farming in the pre-industry age.
The number of cadres of ethnic groups having graduated from university or higher degree is on the increase.
At present, the programs of providing iodized salt for remote villages, equipping village’s health care and hygienic station, fighting malaria, building free schools for ethnic minority children, settled agriculture and fixed residence, and projects of creating new writing scripts for minority peoples and studying and developing traditional culture of each ethnic minority group...
www.hotelvietnamonline.com /culture/ethnic_groups.htm   (920 words)

The Working Group on Minorities, which was established in 1995 pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 1995/31 of 25 July 1995, is a subsidiary organ of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (previously called the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities).
Often these are related to the existence of structures or systems that have the effect of either perpetuating the marginalisation of minority communities from decision-making or of unfairly benefiting majority populations or dominant groups in the economic, social and political life of the country.
Acceptance of diversity on the part of the majority or dominant groups often requires better understanding about the culture, customs, language and history of minority communities, which in turn has led to the recommendation that inter-cultural and human rights education curricula and programmes be developed.
www.ohchr.org /english/issues/minorities/group/main.htm   (963 words)

 Name of Ethnic Group
Name of Ethnic Group: Khmer (The Viet are of Mien and Khmer Krom origin).
According to customs, the two families are made to struggle for the bride on the wedding day as the bride is brought from the house of her family to worship the heavens.
Culture: The Ta Oi language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group and is close to the Bru-Van Kieu and Co Tu languages.
www.angelfire.com /hi4/hoangtu19/group.htm   (11786 words)

 Online Burma Library > Main Library > Civil War > The Civil War in Burma > Civil war in Burma, strategic ...
The NC is supposed to draft a new constitution aimed at resolving the country’s long stalemate among the ruling military, the opposition and ethnic minority groups.
They were from a variety of ethnic groups, including the Shan; Lahu; Palaung; Akha; Mon; Po and Sgaw Karen; Rakhine; and Tavoyan ethnic minorities, and the majority Bamar (Burman) group.
But it is members of ethnic minority groups who have suffered the most, and who have had even less say over their lives and the destiny of their peoples than the majority 'Burmans'.
www.burmalibrary.org /show.php?cat=15   (3121 words)

 USCCB - (MRS) - The Montagnards
The Montagnards are divided between two language families, the Mon-Khmer (now spoken as minority langauges from Burma to North Vietnam, and as the majority language of Cambodia), and the Chamic division of the Malayo-Polynesian family.
Meanwhile, Hanoi's propaganda stated that its policy was to allow the ethnic minorities to preserve their ethnic identities in upland autonomous zones.
While in the jungles, because there was no name to embrace all the native highland people, the FULRO forces coined the name De'ga to provide an indigenous name covering all ethnic groups; but "Montagnard" still remains in widespread use.
www.usccb.org /mrs/pcmr/ethnicities/montagnards.shtml   (1551 words)

 Burma Issues - Wa
The Wa are part of the Mon-Khmer ethnic group populate two separate areas, the southern edge of Yunnan Province in China, and some part of northern Shan State on the Salween River in Burma.
The group called themselves the Burma National Solidarity Party, which was later, renamed the United Wa State Party (UWSP), with a military wing, the United State Wa Army (UWSA).
Shan splinter groups that refused to surrender reformed as the Shan State Army (SSA) - South, and continuously fight as an active armed group in the southern of Shan State.
www.burmaissues.org /En/wa.html   (680 words)

 Thailand: The Plight of Burmese Migrant Workers - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This group generally remained in Mae Sot beyond one day, and were then considered to be "illegal immigrants" by the Thai authorities, and therefore at risk of arrest by the Thai police.
A Mon automobile mechanic told Amnesty International that his 12-year-old daughter was stopped locally by the police in May 2004 and when she was unable to produce a registration card, the police threatened to arrest her unless her father paid 1,000 baht as a bribe.
In December 2001 a group of Burmese migrant workers at Nasawat garment factory, Mae Sot, began protesting against the fact that they were only paid 50 baht per day rather than the legal minimum wage of 133 baht, and that they had not been paid for three months.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/ENGASA390012005   (9463 words)

The Mon Forum (HURFOM) was founded in 1992, by a group of Mon journalist in Thai-Burma border area and the main objectives are:
According to a land confiscation victim from Hnee-pa-daw village, the main purpose of the land confiscation was...
The main livelihoods of the local ethnic civilians are agriculture and fishing.
www.rehmonnya.org /monforum_main.php   (588 words)

 Kho Mu - Vietnam Ethnic Group
Culture: The Kho Mu language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group.
Costumes: The garments of the Kho Mu resemble the Thai group, but the women's ornaments are unique to this group.
Basketry is also a very developed skill among the members of this group.
hedo-vietnam.tripod.com /ethnic_groups/kho_mu.htm   (200 words)

 The Hmong
The Hmong in the United States, as well as those awaiting resettlement at Wat Tham Krabok, are members of an ethnic group from Laos, where 315,000 Hmong still reside.
In contrast, the Lao—the dominant political and cultural group in Laos—live in the lowlands bordering the Mekong River and its tributaries, and are referred to as Lao Loum ('Lao of the lowlands').
The third major grouping in Laos is the Lao Theung ('Lao of the mountain slopes'), who traditionally live at lower elevations on the mountains.
www.cal.org /co/hmong/hpeop.html   (636 words)

 Burma's Sea Gypsies: A Compendium
It has not been irrefutably determined whether the Mokens are an early autochthonous ethnic group of Southeast Asia, or are descended from some land-based group (such as the Mon-Khmer, Malay, or even Vedda) which took to the sea for economic or political reasons in centuries long past.
A group of Burmese villagers who were forced to attend the Salon (Moken) sea gypsy festival at Lampi Island, Mergui Archipelago, Kawthaung Township in southern Burma were robbed by a group of uniformed dacoits in early 19 February.
It was created by a group of scientists, students and professionals and is supported by a network of specialists from many disciplines: ethnologists, anthropologists, painters, photographers, biologists, geologists, computer engineers, film makers, cultural operators and specialists in informal education.
www.projectmaje.org /gypsies.htm   (19121 words)

 Monpa (Moinba,Menba) Ethnic Minority - China Style
The Monpa (ménbàzú, Tibetan) are an ethnic group in the People's Republic of China, with a population of 50,000, centered in the districts of Tawang and West Kameng.
Another 25,000 of them can be found in the district of Cuona in Tibet, where they are known as Menba.
Some young people are studying at the Tibet Ethnic Minorities' Institute in Lhasa and the Central Ethnic Minorities' Institute in Beijing.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/chinese-ethnic-group/menba.htm   (1210 words)

 'Ethnic' Women Writers
he's "ethnic" because he's 6'7", and is stared at and treated like a freak.
destiny with others of one's ethnic group that is different from the
Ethnic Groups we always begin by discussing out own ethnic identity and what
userpages.umbc.edu /~korenman/wmst/ethnic.html   (1919 words)

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