Lahu Village

Lahu; The lives of Lahu people evolves around wishes and decency in lives such as ages, wealth, happiness and health, carefree, fertility and prosperity. Lahu in their language means human and their ancestors are Lolo who were living on Tibetian Plateau. Chinese had recognised their political autonomy in their area of living in central and southern Yunnan until Thai Yai and Chinese later occupied the area. As a result, they frequently migrated. They are also called “Muser” which was explained by Frank M. Lebar that the terms came from Thai Yai which means “hunter” (Tavorn 2000: 41, Solos 1996: 7) while Jitr Bhumisak (1986) believes that the terms came from Burmese word “mok so” which is used to call a hunter. Solos (1996) conducted an interview with a Burmese specialist who explained that the work “mokso” could be spelt as “mushuya” but in spoken language it is pronounced as “muse” which later deviated to “muser”.