Indigenous Group Akha
Location Burma, Shan State in the eastern mountains
Estimated Population 150,000 (1996, the Akha Society for Culture and Art, Kinting)
Environment Mountains
Lifestyle Sedentary (The Akha are originally from Mongolia and Tibet, but moved to Burma due to political conditions.)
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Some assimilated, some very traditional
Language Family Akha
Sino-Tibetan language family (Lolo branch).
Dialects: Ako and Asong
Website URLs http://www.akha.org
NGOs The Akha Heritage Foundation, The South-East Asian Mountain Minority Peoples Culture and Development.