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Ethnic Groups of Thailand – Non-Tai-Speaking Peoples describes 38 non-Tai peoples residing in Thailand; the well known mountain dwelling so-called hill tribes (Akha, Hmong, Htin, Khamu, Lahu, Lawa, Lisu, Mien, Pwo Karen, Sgaw Karen); the lesser known northern peoples (Bisu, Blang, Haw, Kachin, Kayah, Kayaw, Kha Hor, Lamet, Mlabri, Mpi, Padong, Palaung, Pa-0, Parauk, Samtao); and those of northeastern and central lowlands (Bru, Cham, Chao bon, Chong, Gong, Kaleung, Kui, Mon, Seak, So, Thavung). Lastly, the Semang and Sea Gypsies of southern Thailand and the Andarnan Sea.

These various ethnic groups are here classified by their language family and a description given of each ones history, costume and crafts, houses and villages, agriculture and economy, society, ceremonies, myths and beliefs.

All the groups are portrayed by 177 color illustrations taken by the author and an extensive bibliography for further reading.