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Indigenous Communities from Burma

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Wa
 
Indigenous Group Wa (also known as: Lawa, Va, Hkawa, Kawa, Kala)
Location Northeast Burma, Highlands in the Shan state.
Estimated Population 400,000 (2004, Jane’s Intelligence Review)
Environment Hills
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Some assimilated, some very traditional
Language Family Wa
Classification:
from the Austro-Asiatic language family.
Other names are Vo, K’awa, Kawa, Va, Pwi, Wakut.
Dialects: Wa Lon, Wu, Kentung Wa, Son, En, La.
Website URLs http://www.us.omf.org/...
http://www.time.com/...
http://www.shanland.org/...
NGOs Lahu National Development Organization, Human Rights Watch

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