Welcome to Thailand online: Thins, Hilltribes of Northern Thailand


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This ethnic group have lived in Thailand for a long time, according to avilable reports. There are about 28000 Thins living in northern Thailand. Most of their villages can be found in Nan province.

The houses are built on piles with bamboo floors and walls.

The Thins practise swidden agriculture. They grow glutinous rice, the staple rice of the northern Thai people.

Thins are animists. Some of them have become Buddhists, specialy in villages near the Thai lowland.

This tribe people are monogamous. After marriage, residence is initially matrilocal, in the house of the wife's parents. After the birth of several children, the couple normally move to a new dwelling.

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