Nations and Tribes Burma’s Vanishing Tribes A Photo‐essay nations2tribes.wordpress.com A K2Vista Production August 2012“In the end it really comes down to a choice: do we want to live in a monochromatic world of monotony or do we want to embrace a polychromatic world of diversity?” ‐ Wade Davis
O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, y y that you may know one another (Holy Quran)
Disclaimer• This Photo‐essay is meant to reflect the beauty, dignity, and humanity of various tribes, ethnicities, and races. • Many of them are either marginalized, or do not form part of the mainstream popular culture which consumes our desires, attention and mindshare.• There may be unintentional inaccuracies, but the overall intent, is to show the one humanity that we all are. • As there were so many sources and research for the photos, we have not been able to credit them. They are the copyright of the respective source. We do not profit from py g p p them, we just share them in a more easy to see format, and have been liberally used from the web as a public domain source. Thank you for your generosity.
Tribes of Burma Tribes of Burma• The tribes are mostly at the border areas of Bangladesh, India, China and Thailand.• In Kachin tribe (12 sub‐groups) In Kayah tribe (9 sub‐groups) y ( g p) In Kayin tribe (8 sub‐groups) In Chin tribe (50 sub‐groups,) ( g p ) In Mon tribe In Bamar tribe (9 sub‐groups) g p In Rakhine tribe (7 sub‐groups) In Shan tribe (34 sub‐groups)