Tag: Hill tribes in Vietnam

Ethnic Minorities in Mai Chau

The Thai Collectively, the Thai belong to the Austro-Asiatic language family and specifically to the Tay-Thai language group. Their ancestors migrated south from southern China at an early date and had set up numerous petty kingdoms in the region as…

Central Highland Ethnic Minority Hill Tribes in Vietnam

The French called them Montagnards, or “people of the mountains,” and these groups have long suffered under more powerful central governments. Hill tribe people paid dues to early Vietnamese kings and later achieved some autonomy under the French, who converted…

Hill Tribes in Northern Vietnam

Population estimates of the diverse groups of ethnic minorities in the far north of Vietnam range widely, mainly because these independent and often elusive minority groups defy census takers’ clipboards. Including disparate groups in the Central Highlands, the current estimate…