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The Lachik, also known as the Lashi or Lacid[1], are a Kachin sub-tribe and ethnic group who speak the Lashi language. The Kachin people are a confederation of six ethnic groups.[2][3]

The majority of Lachik people live in northern Burma's Kachin State, Shan State,[4] and western Yunnan.


Lachik costumes differ from other Kachin sub-tribes and have specific meaning.


  1. ^ Noftz 2017
  2. ^ Sadan, M. 2007, TRANSLATING GUMLAU:HISTORY, THE ‘KACHIN’ AND EDMUND LEACH. in Sadan, M and Robinne, F. (eds) 2007. Social Dynamics in the Highlands of Southeast Asia, Reconsidering Political Systems of Highland Burma by E. R. Leach. Brill. Leiden, Boston.
  3. ^ Kachin National Museum, Myitkyina
  4. ^ Sawada, Hideo. 2017. Two Undescribed Dialects of Northern Burmish Sub-branch: Gyannoʔ and Thoʔlhang. Presented at ICSTLL 50, Beijing, China.