P'u Noi

The P'u Noi (Kha P'ai Pu Noi, Phunoi) are a group numbering about 32,000 (1981) who reside in the uplands of northern Laos. The linguistic affiliation of the P'u Noi language is unclear. They are primarily swidden rice horticulturalists; maize is an important secondary crop. Each village has a headman and several other important figures, with several villages under the control of a chief and five of these groupings forming a tasseng. The P'u Noi are Buddhists.


Hickey, Gerald C. (1964). "P'u Noi." In Ethnic Groups of Mainland Southeast Asia, edited by Frank M. LeBar, Gerald C. Hickey, and John K. Musgrave, 126-128. New Haven: HRAF Press.

Izikowitz, Karl Gustav (1951). Lamet: Hill Peasants in French Indochina. Ethnologiska Studier, no. 17. Göteborg: Etnografiska Museet.

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