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Kayan ( Ethnic Minority ) Woman Also Called Longneck Wearing Gold Rings Around H ...

Kayan ( Ethnic Minority ) Woman Also Called Longneck Wearing Gold Rings Around H ...

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Description: Kayan ( ethnic minority ) woman also called longneck wearing gold rings around her neck , Mae Hong Son , Northern Thailand , Asia *** Local Caption *** The Kayan are a subgroup of the Red Karen ( Karenni ) people , a Tibeto Burman ethnic minority of Burma ( Myanmar ) . The Kayan consists of the following groups : Kayan Lahwi ( also called Padaung , Kayan Ka Khaung ( Gekho ) , Kayan Lahta , Kayan Ka Ngan . Kayan Gebar , Kayan Kakhi and , sometimes , Kayaw . n the late 1980s and early 1990s due to conflict with the military regime in Burma , many Kayan tribes fled to the Thai border area , where they live with an uncertain legal status , and villages displaying Padaung women with brass neck coils .

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