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The Khmu People, Makers of the Nature Bag

The Khmu ethnic group inhabits large parts of Northern and central Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. In Laos, they represent the most important Môn-Khmer ethnic group. Their territory stretches from Phongsali to Pakxane in Bolikhamxay Province, but the Khmu are mostly found living in groups throughout the provinces of Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, northern Sayabury, southern Phongsali, eastern Luang Namtha, also in the center and west of Houaphan and Xieng Khouang and north of Vientiane. This ethnic minority is divided into many subgroups which are not easily identified ethnically, amongst them are the Môn-Khmer, Ou, Lu, Rok, Me, Keun, Kheng, Khouene, Khongsat. The Nguan and the Kha Bit who are closely related to the Khmu are attributed to the Lamet and the...

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