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Hooh Yoh Pah Soh
There are three villages in the region of Hooh Yoh. There used to be four.
Hooh Yoh Lisaw was forced to relocate by the army and forestry before I got politically involved in this region, but I did visit it years before on a motorbike and it was a wonderful trekking village at that time along with so many others.
Now there is Hooh Yoh Pah Soh, Hooh Yoh, and Hooh Yoh Chinese, the part of the village built by Rotary Taiwan, when the army tried to move Hooh Mah Akha out of their village location of many years to this set of concrete houses. But now they are occupied by a piecemeal set of hill tribe people.
Hooh Yoh Pah Soh is the upper village.
A government project has come and taken all their land 2003. Now it is 2004 and they are not opening up any fields, getting ready to plant any rice or corn. What they do try and do finds them hounded by forestry or army, or chased by dogs, or taken to jail.
The Akha of this area have lived here for 150 years.
Currently there are 1019 people and 250 families in these three remaining villages.
For more information on the loss of the land of Hooh Yoh please go to the Hooh Yoh section under Forestry.
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