Akha
Indigenous Group Akha (Also known as: Ahka, Aini, Aka, Ak’a, Hani, Ha Nhi, Hka Ko, Ikaw, Kha Ikor, Kha Ko, Khao Kha Ko, Khako, Xo, Yani)
Location Vietnam, Northwestern Region, Quang Binh, Quang Tri Provinces, Phong Tho, Phuc Trach. Also in: Burma, China, Laos, Thailand.
Estimated Population 17,535 (1999, General Statistics Office of Vietnam)
Environment Highland / Mountain
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Handicraft Sales / Tourism
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Akha
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Southern, Akha, Hani, Ha-Ya
Alternate names: Aka, Ak’a, Aini, “Ekaw”, Ikaw, “Kaw”, Kha Ko, Khao Ikor, Khako, Ko, Yani
Website URLs Akha: Wikipedia
Ethnologue: Akha, A Language of Vietnam
Geographical distribution of Hani and Akha Peoples
Amenagement Linguistique dans le Monde
The Akha
The Akha Heritage Foundation : The Akha
Akha Identity across Borders
NGOs The Peoples of the World
South East Asian Mountain Peoples’ for Culture and Development (MPCD/SEAMP)
The Akha heritage foundation