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The Taron: one of the hidden groups of hill ethnic groups in Myanmar
- The Taron is one of the ethnic groups of Kachin National and they are descended of Rawang ethnic group. The majority of Taron groups are found in IKaround Village, which is also known as Arundan or Adonlong Village: in northern Kachin State. This village is situated in the northernmost part of Myanmar. It is a mountainous region and it is surrounded by snowcapped mountains and deep forest with valuable and rare flora and forna. Now, there are only (5) genuine Tarons in Karoung Village. The Taron’s life is poor and full of hardships. They have to work the whole day on the Taungya and hunt in the forest. Their household unit is Patrilineal extended Family. When the son get married they bring their wives to their homes to live with their family. When the daughters get married, they have to follow their husbands and live with their parents-in-laws. This is called patrilocal residence. In olden days, a Taron had three to five wives living together in the same home. Concerning the short height of the Tarons, it is believed that the Taron in Myanmar are short people due to a family gene.
Nyunt Nyunt Win
- Mandalay University Research Journal