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Title: Almost Gone: The Tarong of Burma’s Far North
Date of publication: April 2008
Description/subject: A unique ethnic group with ties to Tibet is rapidly vanishing from a remote region of northern Burma... "THE last traces of the Tarong people of the Adung Long River Valley in northernmost Kachin State are fast disappearing from this remote corner of Burma. The Tarong are a remnant of the only known pygmy tribe of Southeast Asia, and in the absence of a written history, their origin is somewhat obscure. But it is widely accepted that they are a people of Mongolian stock who, together with other regional ethnic groups, migrated south and settled in the upper reaches of the sources of the Irrawaddy River..."
Author/creator: Wolfgang H. Trost
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 16, No. 4
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2008