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Schoolgirls in Chakma dress ready to welcome guests.  The Chakmas are a community that inhabits North-East India.  Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or Gozas. Chakmas have their own language, customs and culture, and profess religion, Theravada Buddhism.  Chakmas are Tibeto-Burman, and are thus closely related to tribes in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Schoolgirls in Chakma dress ready to welcome guests. The Chakmas are a community that inhabits North-East India. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or Gozas. Chakmas have their own language, customs and culture, and profess religion, Theravada Buddhism. Chakmas are Tibeto-Burman, and are thus closely related to tribes in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Naga Women. Naga people (Burmese: နာဂ, Hindi: नागा) refers to a conglomeration of several tribes inhabiting the North Eastern part of India and north-western Burma. The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority ethnic group in the Indian states of Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

Naga Women. Naga people (Burmese: နာဂ, Hindi: नागा) refers to a conglomeration of several tribes inhabiting the North Eastern part of India and north-western Burma. The tribes have similar cultures and traditions, and form the majority ethnic group in the Indian states of Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

The Lisu people are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group who inhabit the mountainous region of Arunachal Pradesh.  Lisu people in India are called Yobin. There are about 5,000 Lisu people in India. The Lisu tribe consists of more than 58 different clans. Each family clan has its own name or surname. Lisu history is passed from one generation to the next in the form of songs. Today, this song is so long that it can take a whole night to sing.

The Lisu people are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group who inhabit the mountainous region of Arunachal Pradesh. Lisu people in India are called Yobin. There are about 5,000 Lisu people in India. The Lisu tribe consists of more than 58 different clans. Each family clan has its own name or surname. Lisu history is passed from one generation to the next in the form of songs. Today, this song is so long that it can take a whole night to sing.

Laos | Portrait of an Akha Pala woman.  Phongsaly province, Lao PDR | © Jeff Perigois.

Laos | Portrait of an Akha Pala woman. Phongsaly province, Lao PDR | © Jeff Perigois.

Red Dao ethnic wedding. Red Dao ethnic people live in the northern mountain province of Yen Bai, Vietnam.

Red Dao ethnic wedding. Red Dao ethnic people live in the northern mountain province of Yen Bai, Vietnam.

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