Approximately 63 million people live in Thailand, but several hundred thousand ethnic minorities lack Thai citizenship. These people, concentrated in the northern region are collectively known as the Hilltribe people. Many cannot speak the national language and are viewed by some nationals as unwelcome and undesirable.
Six major tribes (Karen, Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Hmong, Mien) or ethnic minority groups comprise what is collectively known as the “Hilltribes”. Hilltribes have inhabited the
Poverty, limited education, and a general
Here are some recent statistics about the “Hilltribe” people and Thailand: