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How many type of tribes in Laos ?
1st Jul, 2016 at 11:01am
 
I'm just curious , how many type of tribes you guys think there are in Laos ?
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Re: How many type of tribes in Laos ?
Reply #1 - 3rd Jul, 2016 at 4:21am
 
There are about 160 different ethnic groups in Laos, and some of them are in danger of disappearing due to the spreading of the main Lao culture and assimilation.
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Reply #2 - 8th Jul, 2016 at 10:30am
 
Buk Nut wrote on 3rd Jul, 2016 at 4:21am:
There are about 160 different ethnic groups in Laos, and some of them are in danger of disappearing due to the spreading of the main Lao culture and assimilation.


I hate western culture that's ruining the traditional Laos way of life
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Reply #3 - 8th Jul, 2016 at 11:09am
 
Laos dirt poor for the average citizen. Don't hate
embrace it. People bust their butt so they can put food
on the table . I betcha if they want something more
for themselves and their families they would seek that
chance. You can have a cake and eat it too. Look at Japan
Korea.
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Reply #4 - 9th Jul, 2016 at 7:41am
 
Let's take a look at Japan and Korea. Both are slowly dying due to birth rates being below the replacement rate. Young people are not having kids, mostly due to the economy. Most Japanese women focus on their careers and don't care about having kids, as the culture makes it very hard for them to do both. Korea is similar. Also a corporate culture where you are basically a slave for the company you work for. Japanese men these days are too into trading cards and video games to even man up and start talking to women.

You could say traditional Japanese/Korean culture is pretty much dead and replaced by a western corporate culture. The life of an average Japanese man is extremely stressful with mostly work and little fun, except for those who have the most wealth.

Traditonal Lao culture is only planting rice and growing vegetables, and gathering plants/animals to eat in the countryside. This still very much exists, even in Northeastern Thailand, though it's just the style of dress that has changed, and some of the young people don't follow that lifestyle, but most do. What's the point of getting more for your family if they aren't even going to exist down the line? What if they become so absorbed into corporate culture that they forget to live their lives and your lineage just dies? It's not worth it, but there's no real solution.

Lao culture is more under threat from the commie Vietnamese and Chinese than the west. They're the ones buying all the land and leaving Lao people with none.
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Reply #5 - 9th Jul, 2016 at 11:17am
 
Buk Nut wrote on 9th Jul, 2016 at 7:41am:
Let's take a look at Japan and Korea. Both are slowly dying due to birth rates being below the replacement rate. Young people are not having kids, mostly due to the economy. Most Japanese women focus on their careers and don't care about having kids, as the culture makes it very hard for them to do both. Korea is similar. Also a corporate culture where you are basically a slave for the company you work for. Japanese men these days are too into trading cards and video games to even man up and start talking to women.

You could say traditional Japanese/Korean culture is pretty much dead and replaced by a western corporate culture. The life of an average Japanese man is extremely stressful with mostly work and little fun, except for those who have the most wealth.

Traditonal Lao culture is only planting rice and growing vegetables, and gathering plants/animals to eat in the countryside. This still very much exists, even in Northeastern Thailand, though it's just the style of dress that has changed, and some of the young people don't follow that lifestyle, but most do. What's the point of getting more for your family if they aren't even going to exist down the line? What if they become so absorbed into corporate culture that they forget to live their lives and your lineage just dies? It's not worth it, but there's no real solution.


This is all very true.  Western corporate culture is horrible: long hours, little vacation time, they make you do a bunch of extra work and you're not getting paid any extra money.  All of the wealth is siphoned off to those at the top and fraudulent banking shysters.  The materialistic lifestyle is terrible.  I hope Laos retains its traditional values along with Isaan.  Being on the corporate treadmill KILLS the soul.
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Reply #6 - 10th Jul, 2016 at 11:11am
 
You guys can say all the down side you like cause your
belly full and you have a 401k waiting for you when you retire. What about the future of the Laos children ? I'm
pretty sure they wanna have opportunity just like yall.
I would like to see the childrens have access to a good
education and health care. There's a group call Jai Lao
that goes around Laos and give kids like school materials
and stuff. I thinking about donating to that cause.
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Reply #7 - 10th Jul, 2016 at 4:05pm
 
rich lives to indulge, man, like me, lives to survive.

For a commie country like Laos, it will be torn apart spiritually, mentally and physically. Then, traditional culture will be the  tool of exploitation.

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Reply #8 - 11th Jul, 2016 at 6:58am
 
The economy of Laos is growing currently, but its natural resources are being pretty much destroyed, so life is actually getting worse for a lot of people in Laos while getting better for a select few.

The only people you can blame for the problems in Laos is the communist Ho Chi Minh- Kaew government.

I'm not saying Lao kids shouldn't pursue opportunities for their future, you can do that without losing your culture, it's just that teenagers often see no value in their culture and always think something else is better.

You could be an engineer and still act like your own race, pretty much.

Anyway, I don't see much of a future for Laos, or most of Southeast Asia sadly.

According to studies global warming along with rapid deforestation will devastate the mostly rural economies, and poverty will increase.
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Reply #9 - 11th Jul, 2016 at 11:20am
 
Totally agree with ya. But even in other communist
country people are as not poor as Laos. Maybe its
just a pipe dream to see the Country of Laos and her people
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Reply #10 - 11th Jul, 2016 at 12:16pm
 
Vietnam does well because of its culture. Vietnamese people are hardworking like the Chinese. You don't see a lot of lazy Vietnamese people and they're also intelligent.

Vietnamese come to the USA and become engineers and professors and succeed. Many Lao and Khmer people are still impoverished and living in the hood and in gangs in the USA.

I don't want to speak badly about Lao people, but they just don't have the ambition or work ethic to succeed in the way that the Vietnamese and Chinese do. The culture of Lao people is just different, and I would say many Lao people could be considered lazy and unmotivated. The same goes for a lot of Thai people. Their country had years of foreign investment and development but the culture of the people didn't change. If Vietnam had that it would be way ahead of Thailand. Now Thailand is losing a lot of Japanese investment to Vietnam, and it's moving backwards economically.

Another factor is the geography of Laos. It has no access to ocean and it doesn't have a lot of land. Combine that with a low population and you get a very small economy. Laos as a country isn't very viable because of that.
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Reply #11 - 12th Jul, 2016 at 11:37am
 
You are correct again !  Applause Where I work we have
maybe 3 Lao guy that are specialist in our field including myself.The Vietnamese guy outnumber us 5 to 1. I have
a friend who work at a university as an academic advisor.
She hardly see any Lao young people seeking higher education.Maybe its not being push enough at home.But
you are so right about the Viet. She see tons of them.
The Chinese that are pretty rich in their country are
senting their kids to school over here too. I guess we have
nobody else to blame but ourselves.
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Reply #12 - 13th Jul, 2016 at 4:12pm
 
ba dac wrote on 12th Jul, 2016 at 11:37am:
You are correct again ! Applause Where I work we have
maybe 3 Lao guy that are specialist in our field including myself.The Vietnamese guy outnumber us 5 to 1. I have
a friend who work at a university as an academic advisor.
She hardly see any Lao young people seeking higher education.Maybe its not being push enough at home.But
you are so right about the Viet. She see tons of them.
The Chinese that are pretty rich in their country are
senting their kids to school over here too. I guess we have
nobody else to blame but ourselves.

Fair enough.  But perhaps Lao people are not receiving as much education.

And before you dismiss my comments about western corporate culture out of hand, try experiencing it.  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.  Laos is poor due to lack of access to the ocean, as you said.
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Reply #13 - 13th Jul, 2016 at 4:12pm
 
I would really like to see admin weigh in on this.
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Reply #14 - 14th Jul, 2016 at 1:32pm
 
The government doesn't even build schools in the poorest areas because they don't want them to think too much or they might realize they're being taken advantage of and left out of the development process. Simple as that.
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