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KHOLON LISHAW
 
They live in the interior of Bhamaw district, mainly around Namhkan and Theinni (Hsenwi) area . They are intermingled with the Shans , Bamars , Chinese , Maingthas, A Chans living in the same area . The women have long hairs and a black cloth is woven around the head. Most of the women wear black htamein except the unmarried girls who wear htameins of other colours than black. Some women wear jackets with a high collar and buttoned at the front and big, baggy trousers.
Gold and silver ornaments are worn according to the individual' s wealth.
Among the men, some keep their hair long or shave the head clean. Some men wrap black clothes around their heads. They wear a jacket, not unlike the Myanmar male jacket and big, baggy trousers. They will also have a long, sword and a shoulder bag slung on either side of the shoulders.
They celebrate Thingyan (Myanmar New Year), Kason Full Moon Festival and Thadingyut (Festival of Lights) as the Bamars and the Shans. It is notable that Chinese customs are intermingled with the Shan customs.
A Kholon Lisha couple
 
Kholon Lishaw maidens in their native dresses (Chinaa-Myanmar border)
NATIONAL ETHNIC
Kachin
Kayah
Kayin
Chin
Mon
Bamar
Rakhine
Shan
KACHIN
Azi
Rawangs
Taron
Lisu
Lisu(Northern)
Khatku
Maru
Lashi
Kholon Lishaw
KAYIN
Pa O
Padaung
CHIN
Naga
Khami
RAKHINE
Daingnet
Thet
SHAN
Hkamti Shan
Innthars
Palaung
Danaw
Daye
MON-KHMA
Eng
Miao
WA-PALAUNG SUB GROUP
Wa
Yin
LOLO SUB GROUP
Lahu
Akha

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