The Akha People of Northern Thailand

One does not have the ability to throw away our customs any more than a buffalo has the ability to have its footprints one place and its body someplace else.

  • Akha Proverb
When we have culture, we have a life.
  • Akah Proverb
About 70.000 Akha People inhabit the mountains of Northern Thailand.
The origins of the Akah People can be found in Tibet and Myanmar. The Hani People that live in China’s Yunnan province are close relatives. Many Akha People migrated to Thailand over the past century to escape their persecution in Myanmar.You must be logged in to view this content.