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Isan
 
Indigenous Group Isan (Also known as: Lao, Isaan, Issan, Esarn)
Location Thailand, Isan, Khorat, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Buriram
Estimated Population 20,825,000 (2000, Art History Club)
Environment Harsh, Plain, Swamp
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Thai, Northeastern
Classification: Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, Lao-Phutai
Alternate names: Thai, Isaan, Issan, Thai Isaan
Dialects:
Northern Isan, Central Isan (Kalerng, Kaleung, Kaloeng), Southern Isan, Khorat
Website URLs Ethnologue, Thai, Northeastern, a language of Thailand
Art History Club, Demographics of Asan
Directory.Laborlawtalk.com
Wikipedia, Lao People
Thai World View, Poor Isan
The Isan Saga, The People and Region of Northeast Thailand
NGOs Southern Alternative Agriculture Network (SAAN)
Forum of the Poor - Thailand

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