Thai People South Thailand
Sea Gypsies Of The West Coast Of Thailand
- The term ‘’ Sea Gypsies ‘’ refers to the semi nomadic boat people of the Malay language group which live on the West Coast from Ranong Province to the Mergui archipelago of Myanmar. In Thailand there are 5 sub groups, Mawken, Moklen, Uraklawoi, Orang Sireh and Orang Lanta. Often they are referred to by other names. They can be seen in the Provinces of Ranong, Phangnga, Krabi, Satun and Phuket.