Talk:Akha people

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References?[edit]

I see quite a few external links, but nothing cited as a reference. -- Jmabel | Talk 06:14, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Uncommented removal[edit]

The following was anonymously removed without an edit summary "Most serious however is the removal of Akha children from Akha villages for coerced conversion and as a means of raising money, promoting them as orphans when in fact they may not be. These issues have been addressed by American activist Matthew McDaniel who has been working with the Akha people in Thailand." Since there was no citation and I known nothing about this, I am just "raising the flag" here rather than restore. - Jmabel | Talk 23:30, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


Editing.[edit]

Hello, I recently added several key facts to the article. I am relatively new to Wikipedia and don't know how to make those fancy bibliography sections, so if you're curious, my primary source was: http://www.akha.org/content/aboutakhalife/akhaoverview.html Tuviya 07:28, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi, Tuviya. I don't think that the web site you used is the best source possible. Does anyone have any objection to my adding some more recent academic citations to this? Kagillogly (talk) 23:43, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Feel free. Also, you can possibly communicate with the author of the akha.org site here: Talk:Matthew McDaniel. His web site has an email address, too. See the home page: http://www.akha.org
He, Matthew McDaniel, sometimes has info with Wikipedia-quality references on his site, and can point it out to you in his emails. His email address is at the top of his home page. --Timeshifter (talk) 02:17, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Opium or tobacco pipe in image[edit]

Could someone knowledgeable please help here? We need to know whether the pipe in the image is intended for smoking opium or for tobacco. I was told when I took the picture that the man was smoking an opium pipe but some (anonymous) person has queried why it is called an opium pipe on the image page and a tobacco pipe here. It would be good to resolve this issue. John Hill 22:19, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Do all opium pipes look like the ones that are used in the depictions in opium dens? The straight ones with a largish bowl, that is. Is there any reason not to trust the information you were given when you took the picture?
Peter Isotalo 20:08, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Links[edit]

Note. First comment below moved here from my talk page. --Timeshifter (talk) 18:04, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, please consider undoing the links you just added to this entry. The links that I removed are not relevant to the article and they all fail our external links guidelines.

  • The first link that I removed was to a foundation, foundations related to the tribe are inappropriate as the subject of the external link is the foundation itself and not the tribe itself, also foundations are not neutral links.
  • Ditto for museums.
  • The third link that I removed is dead.
  • The fourth doesnt offer any information which the article wouldn't contain if it wasn't featured (see WP:ELNO #1).
  • The fifth is a personal page with no real information.
  • The sixth is dead.
  • The seventh is a commercial link.
  • The eighth is a dead link.
  • The ninth is to a commercial site.
  • The tenth is to a commercial site which doesn't offer any information that couldn't be written into the article.

I check out every link that I remove and assess whether it meets our guidelines or not. Again, please consider removing these links. ThemFromSpace 16:14, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

It has been awhile since I looked at the links. I am removing the dead links now. Will get back to you about the others when I get more time today or tomorrow to look at them.
I see 2 dead links and one link reported as an attack site according to the Firefox browser filter. In my edit summary I mistakenly said it was the MS Internet Explorer filter. I removed that attack-site link too.
I went ahead and checked that thailex.info site page in MS Internet Explorer. It shows a few paragraphs of relevant info and then quickly changes to a page saying that it is only a preview. To get the full info one must buy a DVD. So it is good to remove that link since it does not provide any relevant free info for more than a few seconds.
I removed the spiritfoundation.com link about shamanic tribal communities worldwide. It may be relevant, but it does not mention "akha" anywhere on the site. --Timeshifter (talk) 18:41, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
I am removing this article from my watchlist. I did very little editing of it, and it looks like I don't have time to spend here arguing about external links. Others will have to continue this discussion. Please do not comment on my talk page, User:Themfromspace. Discussion can continue here between those who have more time. --Timeshifter (talk) 12:58, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Ok. I removed two more links, both to organizational sites with points of view. The link section seems decent now. ThemFromSpace 20:33, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Mongolia[edit]

"The ethnic group may have originated in Mongolia around 1500 years ago." How came a "Burmo-Tibetan" people from Mongolia? Can I remove that text? Haabet 15:34, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Did you already remove it? It is a common belief among Akha. You can not just remove it. Can you remove a passage that say Roman people's belief of them originating from wolves from Roman article? Dagvadorj (talk) 04:54, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Find a reference and put that back again. Hafspajen (talk) 08:56, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Potential sources[edit]

--Carwil (talk) 14:51, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

--Lric9 (talk) 17:32, 14 May 2012 (UTC)thanks!!!!