La Hu
Indigenous Group La Hu (Also known as: Lohei, Luohei, Launa, Lahuna, Laku, Kaixien, Namen, Mussuh, Muhso, Musso, Mussar, Mussur, and Moso)
Location Vietnam, Muong Te District, Lai Chau province. Northwestern border of Vietnam and Laos. Black Lahu: North of Muong Te City, Ban Kiem Tra, Phu Nam Ma, Phu Nam Cau, Phu Nam Ha, border of China. White Lahu: East of Nha Ca in Muong Te. Also in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand.
Estimated Population 6,874 (1999, GSO)
Environment Mountain / Forest / Highland
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Hunter / Gatherer / Fishing / Animal Husbandry / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Lahu
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Southern, Akha, Lahu
Alternate Names: Lohei, Lahuna, Launa, Laku, Kaixien, Namen, Mussuh, Muhso, Musso, Mussar, and Mooso.
Dialects: Na (Black Lahu, Khucong, Musser Dam), Nyi (Red Lahu, Musser Daeng), Shehleh, Lahu Phung (White Lahu)
Website URLs Vietnam People Groups
Ethnologue: Lahu, A Language of Vietnam
Wikipedia: Lahu
The Lahu People
The Lahu
NGOs Vets With A Mission
The Peoples of the World Foundation