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Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau

Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau
THAI people – 2nd biggest ethnic group after Tay residents
 Residents of Thai ethnic minority are the 2nd biggest ethnic minority in Vietnam after the Tay inhabitants. Their number is estimated at less than 2% of the total population of Vietnam
THAI people – 2nd biggest ethnic group after Tay residents
 Residents of Thai ethnic minority are the 2nd biggest ethnic minority in Vietnam after the Tay inhabitants. Their number is estimated at less than 2% of the total population of Vietnam. Approximate number is about 1.3 million inhabitants. Residents of this minority live mainly in Son La, Mai Chau, Lao Cai and Lai Chau. In the area of Lai Chau and Lao Cai in the north live more residents of the White Thais. While in the southern part of the province of Son La, Yen Bai Mai Chau live residents of the Black Thais. You will meet also the White Thais in Mai Chau. They wear their clothes for cultural performances.

Tay ethnic minority is well known for its beautifully woven garments and other accessories and typical houses on stilts. These houses are designed to protect the residents before the possible flooding and from the dangerous animals. They also provide shelter for their animals.Women retain their habits in dressing, while men received the dress in the style of Viet inhabitants (not yet everywhere).
Women of Black Thais wear blouses (green, blue, pink, purple) with a distinctive row of buttons, black skirt, black scarf, white scarf (White Thai women). Thai residents have a great heritage of legends, myths and ancient legends.
They like folk dances (Xoe, Sap, Han Khuong) and love to sing, these dances are a reflection of Thai culture. Custom of this ethnic minority is also, that the husband lives in the house of the family of his wife until the baby is born. Then they moved with the child to husband’s family.

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Update : 06-10-2015

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