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In the News (Fri 24 Nov 17)

  
 7th International Conference on Thai Studies - Ethnic Identity and the Thai Nation-State
The expression of Tai Lue identity in recent years is to promote the Tai Lue culture for outsiders as a part of the rural development program.
Thai studies is surely to help these nations to develop good neighborhood and therefore to benefit international peace and stability.
The aim of the study is to deconstruct the notion of ‘ethnic identity’ as a possession attributed to an ethnic group and a particular ethnic culture.
www2.fmg.uva.nl /seamain/icts7/ethnicity.html   (5094 words)

  
 Tourism Authority of Thailand News Room - LATEST UPDATE
Thai Lü fabrics are among the most prized in Northern Thailand and the textile designs -- animal, floral and geometric symbols woven onto cream-and-indigo backgrounds – are featured in many Nan handicrafts.
Thai Lü wihaan (secondary Buddhist chapels) typically feature thick walls of handmade brick sealed with a creamy plaster and punctuated with tiny windows.
Consecrated in 1822 and restored in 1949, Wat Nong Daeng was one of the last Thai Lü religious structures constructed in the province.
www.tatnews.org /latest_update/detail.asp?id=2304   (1323 words)

  
 Comparative Narrative Part II
What makes it difficult to understand, until you hear it used in context, is that a woman says ka, unless she's a radio announcer, then she says kop, like a man. Men always say kop, and sa bai di kop (good health, sir) becomes shortened to di kop (good, sir).
The Thai women speak with a slight breathy effect, and I noticed that when a young Hmong woman switched to Thai, she adopted the characteristics of Thai femininity along with the speech.
Lue told me they exhorted the Thai citizenry to take good care of the tourists, to be friendly, not to let anyone steal their wallets, not to exploit their naivete, to be alert for tourists trying to cross the road.
www.seacrc.org /pages/compnarrativeII.html   (526 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Thai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Thai language (ภาษาไทย, phasa thai, meaning the language of Thais), is the national and official language of Thailand and the mother tongue of the Thai people, Thailands dominant ethnic group.
Thai seafood curry Thai cuisine is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter.
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thai   (286 words)

  
 Nan Info
In the latter part of the 14th century it became a principality of the northern Lanna Thai kingdom and continued to flourish through to the 15th century.
The historic figure of King Taksin, who re-trouped the Thai army and reclaimed the northern lands after the destruction of Ayutthaya, also wrestled the kingdom from the Burmese.
The interior walls of the viharn are adorned with interesting murals, depicting the Khatta Kumara and Nimi jatakas, along with scenes of the lifestyle of the period, painted by Thai Lü artists during restoration.
www.traveller2000.com /province/nan   (722 words)

  
 EthnicRelations-Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the surface, populated predominantly by Thais and highly assimilated ethnic Lao and Chinese, Thailand may seem to be a homogeneous society.
In 1959, the Thai government initiated projects for the hill-tribes such as land settlement, family planning, Thai literacy project (to instill a sense of Thai nationalism in hill-tribal children) and Buddhist missionary project.
In the case of the Malay-Muslims, their relationship with the Thais and the Thai state is unfriendly and often hostile.
www.busakorn.addr.com /ethnic/EthnicRelations-all.htm   (2220 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Dai people Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They are also known as the Lü, Lue, or Thai Lue and...
Both are Tai languages, a group of related languages that includes Thai, Lao, and Zhuang, and part of the Tai-Kadai language family.
Lü and Tai Nüa have distinct scripts, derived from the Thai alphabet.
www.ipedia.com /dai_people.html   (298 words)

  
 Thai ethnic groups -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thai (People of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture) ethnic groups include:
the (A native or inhabitant of Thailand) Thai of (A country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula) Thailand
the (A branch of the Tai languages) Shan (Thai Yai) of (A mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal) Burma
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/thai_ethnic_groups.htm   (215 words)

  
 Travel Thailand, Visit Thailand, Hotels Thailand, Tour Thailand, Thailand Travel Tourism in Thailand
The Lahu are also known to the Thai as "Muser" or hunters as they have traditionally excelled at this skill.
The Phu Thai are a Thai tribe separate from the mainstream Siamese and Laos.
The Phu Thai also practice the bai sri custom which is a welcoming ceremony common in other parts of the Northeast as well as Laos.
www.travelthailand.com /newhtm/ethnic.htm   (2072 words)

  
 Lue Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is actually a Northern Thai song, thus the language you hear is Northern Thai, not Lue.
The two languages, however, are very similar, and the Lue of Thailand speak Northern Thai as well as Lue.
Khap is sung accompanied by a wind instrument called the "Khui," and a bowed instrument called the "saw." The rhythm and sound of the accompaniment is almost always the same.
www.peopleteams.org /lue/Education/luemusic.htm   (540 words)

  
 Our Mekong | The Mystery of the Naga Fireball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the Thai side, the fireball shoots up in a pond locally known as Nong Pra Lay, residents say.
The phenomenon of the Naga's fireball may be strange to outsiders, but it has long been normal for locals, because they see it every year and pass information about it to each other.
Whatever causes it, there is no question that the Naga fireball is a legend born in Mekong River and has long been part of the culture of the peoples on both sides of the river.
www.ipsnews.net /mekong/stories/naga-fireball.html   (1153 words)

  
 Laos Package Tour - Grand Tour,  15 days
LUANG NAM THA: the provincial capital of Luang Namtha Province, this town is expanding rapidly in its role as a center for commerce between China, Thailand and Laos.
MUANG SING: located on the broad river plains of the Nam La River, it is a traditional Tai Lue centre as well as a trade centre for Tai Dam, Lao Huay (Lenten), Akha, Hmong, Mien, Lolo and Yunnanese.
MUANG SING: located on the broad river plains of the Nam La River, it is a traditional Thai Lü centre as well as a trade centre for the Thai Dam, Lao Huay (Lenten), Akha, Hmong, Mien, Lolo and Yunnanese.
www.traveller2000.com /package_tours/laos/private_basis/LAO-T-09.htm   (1778 words)

  
 Chiangmai, Thailand : 700 Years History
By 1300A.D. the Thai people, moving out from the peripheral areas of China, had established themselves in the northern parts of Thailand.
The two most important Thai kingdoms were Lanna and Sukothai, which was, a hundred years later, absorbed into Siam based at Ayutthaya.
The people living in the valleys think of themselves as Thais with a difference - they have their own distinct language and are in fact a mixture of Mon, Lawa, Lao and Thai Lue amongst others.
www.chiangmai-thai.com /chiangmai_700_years_history.htm   (992 words)

  
 Thai Gospel Resources
Thai is the official language, and many urban Thai speak English.
Ask Thai leaders in the community if they would like to see the film and if they'll help you invite other families.
One of the best sites with information on ministering to the Thai people is published by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
www.ethnicharvest.org /peoples/countries/thailand.htm   (774 words)

  
 Attraction in Laos :Lunag Prabang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thai Lü village east of Luang Prabang, well known for hand weaving cotton and silk.
Quaint, Khamu village with a traditional hydro-rice mill.
Thai style wat built in 1718 and restored in 1957.
www.trailsofasia.com /country/laos/lunagprabang_a.htm   (476 words)

  
 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:KHB
Central Thai is used in schools and on the radio.
Northern Thai is the language used in town for trade, employment, and with Northern Thai speakers.
Lü is used exclusively in talking to other Lü people; in the home, with friends, children, in the market, fields, in arguments, for telling stories, for counting.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=KHB   (269 words)

  
 Chiang Kham travel guide for backpackers and travellers to Asia. Accommodation, restaurants and more...
Chiang Kham is best known for its heavy Thai Lue influence, but today is little more than a rest stop and junction town for people travelling between other larger centres.
It is a convenient staging point for trips north to Phu Sang national park and Phu Chi Fa, both of which are well worth the effort to reach.
Outlying sites aside, Chiang Kham itself is a bit of a hole, featuring nothing more than a bland hotel, a few places to eat and a rundown Thai Lue Cultural Centre, none of which justify a trip to here alone.
travelfish.org /location/thailand/northern_thailand/phayao/chiang_kham   (182 words)

  
 Chiang Kham, Thailand sights and attractions travel guide.
The centre contains a small and dusty ramshackle collection of Thai Lue goods and handicrafts.
It is not worth the trip to Chiang Kham to see, though if you're in Chiang Kham anyway, you may as well take a look and learn a thing or two.
This small wat is a meld of Thai and Burmese styles and has been restored a couple of times since its initial construction around the turn of the 19th century.
travelfish.org /sights/thailand/northern_thailand/phayao/chiang_kham   (270 words)

  
 :: What's New ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Also known as the "Dance of Unification", this dance was taken from a historical play that illustrates the the unity and willingness to self-renunciation of the different Thai groups from various parts of the country and of differing ethnic roots.
These are the central Thais, the northern Thais, the Shans, the Laotians, the Thai Lue from Southern China, and the Ahom from the former Thai nation in Assam, India.
The dancers representing each group have different music and styles of movement; however, the all reflect their unique Thai roots.
www.visionsofthailand.org /dance1.shtml   (118 words)

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