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Indigenous knowledge on soil classification of ethnic groups in Luang Prabang province of the Lao PDR
Linkham Douangsavanh; Vongpaphane Manivong; Anan Polthanee; Roengsak Katawatin; Yoshio Inoue
Corresponding AuthorLinkham D
2006-09
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume3Issue:3Pages:247–258
AbstractThe objectives of this study were to demonstrate ethno-scientific elicitation techniques in retrieving indigenous knowledge at village-level, and to document the indigenous soil classification systems of different ethnic groups in Luang Prabang province in the Lao PDR. The study area comprised three villages — Nambo, Huaymaha and Thapo, in the Phonxay district of Luang Prabang province. Three ethnic groups were covered by the study — Hmong, Khmu and Lao Loum. All three ethnic groups used soil color as main criteria for soil classification. However, even within the same ethnic group, sometimes different villages have differences in the way they classify soils; this was a:arent for the Hmong ethnic group in the villages of Huaymaha and Nambo. A significant difference of the Lao Loum ethnic group from the other two, was the emphasis used in classifying soil types according to their water holding capabilities. In contrast, the Khmu and Hmong classified many soil types in relation to their rock content (‘with rock’ or ‘pure rock’ sometimes being used). The results of the study suggest that the ethnic groups classify the soils in relation to their potential for different types of agricultural production.
KeywordIndigenous Knowledge Ethnic Groups Soil Classification Anthropological Lao Pdr
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6124
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science _Journal of Mountain Science-2006_Vol3 No.3
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Linkham Douangsavanh,Vongpaphane Manivong,Anan Polthanee,et al. Indigenous knowledge on soil classification of ethnic groups in Luang Prabang province of the Lao PDR[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2006,3(3):247–258.
APA Linkham Douangsavanh,Vongpaphane Manivong,Anan Polthanee,Roengsak Katawatin,&Yoshio Inoue.(2006).Indigenous knowledge on soil classification of ethnic groups in Luang Prabang province of the Lao PDR.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,3(3),247–258.
MLA Linkham Douangsavanh,et al."Indigenous knowledge on soil classification of ethnic groups in Luang Prabang province of the Lao PDR".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 3.3(2006):247–258.
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