Mpi people

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Mpi
Total population
(1,500)
Regions with significant populations
Laos, Thailand
Languages
Mpi, Lao, Thai
Religion
Theravada Buddhism

The Mpi are an ethnic group of Thailand.

Geographic Distribution[edit]

There are about 1,500 Mpi in the Nan and Phrae Provinces of Thailand. [1]

Origin[edit]

The Mpi came to Laos during the 18th century from the Yunnan Province of China.[citation needed] They migrated shortly afterwards to Thailand.[2] They are of Lolo descent.

Language[edit]

Approximately 900 of the Mpi still speak their Mpi language. Nearly all of the Mpi speak fluent Northern Thai.[citation needed]

Religions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mpi of Thailand
  2. ^ Mpi of Thailand
  3. ^ Mpi of Thailand