- n. A Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Burma, China, and neighboring countries.
“Every year hundredschild marriage held inRajasthan, Indiaon a particular day known as Akha teej or Aksay tritya.”
“They're a cross between the Lisu, the Hmong, and the Lahu, with a touch of Akha added in.”
“You only have to ask 17-year-old Joe of Akha hill ethnic tribe in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, about the daily strife of living without an identity.”
“(Soundbite of barking dogs) SULLIVAN: In this Akha village, the dogs are suspicious but the people friendly.”
“The ethnic Shan majority tend to live in the lowlands; the Akha, high in the mountains; and the ethnic Lahu and the Wa somewhere in between.”
“MAWAI (Farmer): (Through translator) Twenty or 30 years ago, many Akha were still animists.”
“Many Akha have now converted to Christianity; Myanmar's government has also forbidden people from killing newborns.”
“The houses, the same simple wooden structures the Akha have built for generations.”
“Many are ethnic minorities such as Lisu, Shan and Akha; some wear traditional dress, including a few Akha women with striking head coverings dripping silver ornaments.”
“The first Diwali or Akha-tij festival after the wedding must also be passed at the husband's house, but consummation is not effected until the _aina_ or _gauna_ ceremony is performed on the attainment of puberty.”
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