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Lawa people

Index Lawa people

Lawa (ลัวะ or ละว้า) are an ethnic group in northern Thailand. [1]

37 relations: Animism, Austroasiatic languages, Ayutthaya Kingdom, Blang language, Bo Luang, Buddhism, Camadevi, Cāmadevivaṃsa, Central Thailand, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, China, Doi Tung, Ethnic group, Hariphunchai, Hill tribe (Thailand), Kengtung, Khmuic languages, Lamphun, Lan Na, Laos, Lavo Kingdom, Lawa language, Lopburi, Lua people, Mae Hong Son Province, Mae Sariang District, Mangrai, Mon people, Myanmar, Nan Province, Ngoenyang, Palaungic languages, Tai peoples, Thailand, Wa language, Wa people.


Animism (from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life") is the religious belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.

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Austroasiatic languages

The Austroasiatic languages, formerly known as Mon–Khmer, are a large language family of Mainland Southeast Asia, also scattered throughout India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the southern border of China, with around 117 million speakers.

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Ayutthaya Kingdom

The Ayutthaya Kingdom (อยุธยา,; also spelled Ayudhya or Ayodhaya) was a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767.

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Blang language

Blang (Pulang) is the language of the Blang people of Burma and China.

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Bo Luang

Bo Luang (บ่อหลวง) is a tambon (subdistrict) of Hot District, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

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Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Camadevi (IPA:; Pali: Cāmadevī; Thai: จามเทวี; 7th-century - 8th-century) was the first ruler of Hariphunchai (Pali: Haribhuñjaya), which was an ancient kingdom in the northern part of Thailand today.

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The Camadevivamsa (ตำนานจามเทวีวงศ์,, literally, "Chronicle of the Lineage of Cāmadevi") is a Pali chronicle composed in the early 15th century by the Lanna Buddhist monk Mahathera Bodhiramsi (พระ โพธิรังษี มหาเถระ).

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Central Thailand

Central Thailand (central plain) is a region of Thailand, covering the broad alluvial plain of the Chao Phraya River.

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai (from เชียงใหม่, ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦ ᩲᩉ᩠ᨾ᩵) sometimes written as "Chiengmai" or "Chiangmai", is the largest city in northern Thailand.

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Chiang Mai Province

Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่,; ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩉᩲ᩠ᨾ᩵) is the second-largest province (changwat) of Thailand.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Doi Tung

Doi Tung (ดอยตุง) is a mountain in the Thai highlands of Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

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Ethnic group

An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, history, society, culture or nation.

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Hariphunchai or Haribhunjaya (from หริภุญชัย, ហរិបុញ្ជ័យ Hariponhchey, in turn from Haribhuñjaya) was a Mon kingdom in the north of present Thailand in the centuries before the Thais moved into the area.

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Hill tribe (Thailand)

Hill tribe (ชาวดอย, ชาวเขา, คนเขา) (Northern Thai: จาวดอย, คนดอย,; "mountain people/folk") is a term used in Thailand for all of the various ethnic groups who mostly inhabit the high mountainous Northern and Western regions of Thailand, including both sides of the border areas between Northern Thailand, Laos and Burma, the Phi Pan Nam Range, the Thanon Range, the latter a southern prolongation of the Shan Hills, as well as the Tenasserim Hills in Western Thailand.

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Kengtung (Shan:;,; เชียงตุง,,; also spelled Kyaingtong, Chiang Tung, Cheingtung, and Kengtong) is a town in Shan State, Myanmar (formerly Burma).

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Khmuic languages

The Khmuic languages are a branch of the Austroasiatic languages spoken mostly in northern Laos, as well as in neighboring northern Vietnam and southern Yunnan, China.

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Lamphun (ลำพูน) is a town (thesaban mueang) in northern Thailand, capital of Lamphun Province.

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Lan Na

The Lan Na or Lanna Kingdom (95px,, "Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields"; อาณาจักรล้านนา,,; ອານາຈັກລ້ານນາ, ဇင္းမယ္ျပည္, or), also known as Lannathai, was an Indianized state centered in present-day Northern Thailand from the 13th to 18th centuries.

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Laos (ລາວ,, Lāo; Laos), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao; République démocratique populaire lao), commonly referred to by its colloquial name of Muang Lao (Lao: ເມືອງລາວ, Muang Lao), is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest and Thailand to the west and southwest.

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Lavo Kingdom

The Kingdom of Lavo was a political entity (mandala) on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River in the Upper Chao Phraya valley from the end of Dvaravati civilization, around the 7th century, until 1388.

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Lawa language

Lawa (La'wa, L'wa) is a Mon–Khmer language of Thailand.

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Lopburi (ลพบุรี) is the capital city of Lopburi Province in Thailand.

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Lua people

The Lua people are a minority ethnic group native to Laos, although there is now a sizable community living in Thailand.

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Mae Hong Son Province

Mae Hong Son Province (แม่ฮ่องสอน,; formerly called Mae Rong Son), also spelled Maehongson, Mae Hong Sorn or Maehongsorn, is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, on the country's western border.

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Mae Sariang District

Mae Sariang (แม่สะเรียง) is a small town and district (amphoe) alongside the Yuam River in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand, along the Myanmar border.

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Mangrai (60px; มังราย; 1238–1311), also known as Mengrai (เม็งราย),The name according to historical sources is "Mangrai", and this is used in most modern scholarly applications.

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Mon people

The Mon (မောန် or မည်; မွန်လူမျိုး‌,; មន, มอญ) are an ethnic group from Myanmar living mostly in Mon State, Bago Region, the Irrawaddy Delta and along the southern border of Thailand and Myanmar.

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Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Nan Province

Nan (น่าน) is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

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The Kingdom of Hiran or Kingdom of Ngoenyang (อาณาจักรหิรัญเงินยาง) was an early mueang or kingdom of the Northern Thai people from the 7th through 13th centuries AD and was originally centered on Hiran, formerly Vieng Preuksa, in modern-day Thailand near today's Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai, and later on Ngoenyang or Chiang Saen.

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Palaungic languages

The nearly thirty Palaungic or Palaung–Wa languages form a branch of the Austroasiatic languages.

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Tai peoples

Tai peoples refers to the population of descendants of speakers of a common Tai language, including sub-populations that no longer speak a Tai language.

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Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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Wa language

Wa (Va) is the language of the Wa people of Burma and China.

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Wa people

The Wa people (Wa language: Vāx; ဝလူမျိုး;; ว้า) are an ethnic group that lives mainly in northern Myanmar, in the northern part of Shan State and the eastern part of Kachin State, near and along Burma's border with China, as well as in Yunnan, China.

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Redirects here:

Lahwi, Lawa (people), Lawi.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawa_people

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