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LISU
 
Lisu, Lishaw, Yawyin are all of the same stock. Only the names vary with the locality. It is believed that the Lisu are the latest tribe that entered into Myanmar territory from the North. Some Lisu are found in the Lolo sub-group that went eastwards in their migration. Lisu are found in both Shan and Kachin States. The Lisu are recognized by the Kachin authorities as being one of the six Kachin stock.
The Lisu girls at Putao wear skirts and have hats decorated with beads. Apart from Lisu of Putao, there are also Lisu at Kyaington, Bhamaw and found in the Kokang region.
Lisu celebrate the harvest, house-warming and nat festivals according to their ancient customs. They are primarily engaged in agriculture but like to hunt also. Dried gourds are used to make flutes.
Lisu girl (Myitkyina)
 
A Lisu Man
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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