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Indigenous Communities from Laos

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Akha
 
Indigenous Group Akha (also known as: Aka, Ekaw, Kaw, Khka, Ekwa, Kon Ak'a, Ko, Ikaw, Ak'a, Khako, Hka Ko, Khao Kha Ko, Ikor, Aini, Yani)
Sub-groups: The Joshua Project separates the Akha into eleven groups: Botche, Chapo, Kophe, Kopien, Luma, Lylo, Nugui, Nutchi, Oma, Pouly and Tchitcho
Location Laos, Luang Namtha Province
Estimated Population 75,000 (2004, Joshua Project website)
Environment Mountains/Rainforest
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Yi
Classification:
LoLo branch of the Tibeto-Burma family.
Website URLs http://www.akha.org
NGOs none found

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