How many hill tribe groups are there in Thailand?

Who called the tribal community the hill tribes?

Risley V. Elwin and others used the word ‘aboriginals’ to mean tribals. Sir Bains called the tribal community ‘the hill tribes’.

Is Thai a Hmong?

The Hmong are one of the most populous “hill-tribe groups across Southeast Asia and are found in large numbers in northern Vietnam, northern Laos and in various provinces of north Thailand.

Are Thai people Chinese?

Thailand has the largest overseas Chinese community in the world outside Greater China. 11 to 14 percent of Thailand’s population are considered ethnic Chinese. The Thai linguist Theraphan Luangthongkum claim the share of those having at least partial Chinese ancestry at about 40 percent of the Thai population.

What is a Thai person called?

plural Thais or Thai a native or inhabitant of Thailand.

Are Thai people tribal?

The Indigenous World 2021: Thailand

According to the Department of Social Development and Welfare (2002), the total officially recognised “hill-tribe” population numbers 925,825 and they are distributed across 20 provinces in the north and west of the country.

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