Indigenous Cultures

Challenge #34 in the Telling the Story series. Hosted by CharlesB58.
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Nearly every nation or culture has an indigenous or aboriginal ethnic group that is often in the minority. Native Americans, the Ainu of Japan, Aboriginals in Australia, Moari in New Zealand, the Sami in Scandanavia etc. Enter photos showing the indigenous culture of your country.
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Akha woman - Thailand
by JMacedo
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Originally from China, the Akha can be found here in Thailand (north) and also in China, Burma and Laos. The Akha live in homes made from bamboo. They use cogon grass to build roofs of their homes. They built their homes on stilts. Akha villages are generally large in size comprising of thirty houses. Their houses are built on hill tops, as an attempt to avoid the diseases and outbreaks. The most important leader in an Akha village is the Spiritual Leader or the Shaman. Akha are animists and th
Submitted: Friday, 21st May, 2010 05:14 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 8th December, 2007
Focal length: 85 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
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