From my understanding, there are 4 major ethnicity in Thailand
Unlike countries in Indonesia, Philipines, Malaysia, Singapore, you can distinguish the chinese from the other groups purely based on their skin color and eye shape.
The mon-khmer people and the malay people are both brown skinned people. The malay can be distinguished from the mon-khmer just by observing their religious items that they wear eg. muslim scarf (malay) and buddhist amulet (mon khmer).
I see a lot of 'chinese looking' thai with oval shaped eyes and fair skin.
Can any Thai chinese in this forum help us identify what is the original look for the Tai-kradai people and whether they look similar to Chinese and how to distinguish between these 2 groups.
Are most young Thai chinese learning mandarin in school now with the rise of China ? Are there any racial discrimination ?
Edited by xng, 11 February 2010 - 11:29 AM.