Lao

Introduction

The Lao Tai represent one of nearly 240 distinct ethnic groups in Laos. The Lao Tai live primary in northern Laos; but they can also be found in adjacent areas like south-west China, north Thailand and north-west Vietnam. Largely self-sufficient, The Lao Tai cultivate rice corn, wheat and beans and also engage in swidden agriculture.

As with so many other Indigenous peoples, the Lao Tai are under considerable amount of pressure to abandon their traditional ways and modernize.

Get Rid of Ads. Support us on Patreon!

Our Concerns About the Lower Sesan 2 Dam

We're fighting for our lives

Indigenous Peoples are putting their bodies on the line and it's our responsibility to make sure you know why. That takes time, expertise and resources - and we're up against a constant tide of misinformation and distorted coverage. By supporting IC you're empowering the kind of journalism we need, at the moment we need it most.

independent uncompromising indigenous
Except where otherwise noted, articles on this website are licensed under a Creative Commons License
IC is a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies (cwis.org), a 501C(3) based in the United States
Help us bring IC to 47 million people! Find out how!

IC is a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies

Join more than 20,000 followers!

IC is a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies