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Maniq people

Maniq people
Total population
300
Regions with significant populations
Southern Thailand
Languages
Kensiu, Mos, Thai
Religion
Animism
Related ethnic groups
Semangs

The Maniq (มันนิ) are an ethnic group of Thailand. They are the only Negrito group in Thailand and speak Maniq (also called Tonga, Kensiu or Mos), a Mon–Khmer language in the Aslian language group. It is thought they once spoke a language similar to the Andamanese language but then adopted the language of the Mon–Khmer people around them.

The Maniq are a hunting and gathering society. They build temporary huts of bamboo with roofs made of banana leaves. They hunt many types of animals and consume many different kinds of vegetables and fruits. They wear simple clothes made of materials such as bamboo leaves. They are familiar with many different species of medicinal herbs.

The total population of the "Maniq" is about 300 people.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ The Negrito of Thailand

External links

  • The Negrito of Thailand
  • Ethnologue report for Tonga language
  • Thailand Mani indigenous data
  • http://projekt.ht.lu.se/rwaai RWAAI (Repository and Workspace for Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10050/00-0000-0000-0003-66FA-7@view Maniq in RWAAI Digital Archive


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