This ethnic group have lived in Thailand for a long time, according to avilable
reports. There are about 28000 Thins living in northern Thailand. Most of their
villages can be found in Nan province.
The houses are built on piles with bamboo floors and walls.
The Thins practise swidden agriculture. They grow glutinous rice, the staple
of the northern Thai people.
Thins are animists. Some of them have become Buddhists, specialy in villages
near the Thai lowland.
This tribe people are monogamous. After marriage, residence is initially
matrilocal, in the house of the wife's parents. After the birth of several
the couple normally move to a new dwelling.
Other Hilltribes in Northern Thailand:
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