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Indigenous peoples of Asia
Ooms, D. (2008). Traditional Ainu music instrument demonstration. [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woman_play ing_traditional_Ainu_instrument.jpg.
An Ainu woman wearing traditional costume and playing a traditional instrument of her people
Charton, F., & United Nations. (1992). Indigenous Peoples: China [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/3312394800/ in/album-72157614476504440/
A Kirghiz family at the foot of the Kongur mountains in Xinjiang, China. The Kirghiz are a Mongol people living in central Asia.
Robaton, J., & United Nations. (1972). Mountain woman Laos. [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/3312396130/ in/album-72157614476504440/
Seen here is a mountain woman and her child in Luang Probang
United Nations, & Perret, M. (2012). Timor-Leste [Photograph].Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/15318214081 /in/album-72157614476504440/
Men are shown in traditional dress at the national flag-raising ceremony to mark the anniversary of Timor-Leste’s popular consultation, the landmark UN-facilitated referendum which led to independence from Indonesia.
Park, K., & United Nations. (2011). Hmong Woman in Viet Nam [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/6477864993/ in/album-72157614476504440/
A Hmong hill tribe woman at work in Sin Chai, Viet Nam.
Rasmeay Sareaypheap Khmer Dance Troupe of Viet Nam performs at the opening ceremony of a cultural exhibition entitled "Indigenous Peoples: Honouring the Past, Present and Future", held at UN Headquarters in recognition of the fifth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
A woman from the Jarai tribe smoking a pipe.
Indigenous Understanding Asia: Books and eBooks
You will often find information on indigenous peoples when you look at books on the countries in which they live. Use these books and eBooks to get your research started!
Asia (eBook) by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
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Cambodia : discover the country, culture and people by
Call Number: 959. 96 HIN
Publication Date: 2018
Australia's Neighbours explores the landscapes, culture and people of Australia's closest neighbours. Inside each book you'll find current information, maps, statistics, fun facts, timelines and photographs. Designed to support Australian students and teachers, and meet Australian Curriculum requirements.
Cultural Atlas of Japan by
Call Number: 952 COL
Publication Date: 1988-11-01
Pages 36 and 37 have information on the Ainu people
Japan : discover the country, culture and people by
Call Number: 915. 2 HIN
Publication Date: 2018
A country of contradictions, Japan is a modern nation with an ancient soul.Find out what life is like in Japan. Discover how Japanese people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country.
Thailand : discover the country, culture and people by
Call Number: 915. 93 HIN
Publication Date: 2018
Thailand is at the heart of Southeast Asia, and a popular holiday destination for Australians. But what do you really know about the country? Find out what life is like in Thailand. Discover Thailand's ethnic diversity and how people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country. Learn all about Thailand including: government; history; ethnic diversity; landscape and climate; religions and festivals; cultural traditions; transport systems languages; cuisine; and find out more about Thailand's relationship with Australia.
Call Number: 915. 97 HIN
Publication Date: 2017
Vietnam has a long and painful history of conflict but is emerging today as a modern country and a top tourist destination. Find out what life is like in Vietnam. Discover Vietnam's ethnic diversity and how people live, work and play. Meet some of Vietnam's most notable people and read about the events that shaped this fascinating country. This exciting series explores the landscapes, culture and people of Australia's closest neighbours. Inside each book you'll find current information, maps, statistics, fun facts, timelines and photographs.
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幻光尘. (2018). Flag of Ainu [Graphic]. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Ai nu.svg
This is the flag adopted by the Ainu peoples