Posts Tagged ‘Shan States’

The Tai People

March 11, 2008

The majority ethnic group in Thailand is the Tai. This group includes many sub-groups and also is the majority in Laos.

I had thought that they were a tribal people coming down from the Tibet region via Yunnan in the north and pushing into what is now Thailand, the Burmese Shan States, Laos and even parts of India. New studies seem to be pointing towards an original migration from the island of Taiwan to the Chinese mainland and then to Yunnan.

 I think I will organize this blog by adding pages for ethnic group as I have time.