Tarons

   (Tarongs)
   One of Burma's smallest and most isolated ethnic groups, who live near Hkakabo Razi in northern Kachin State. Their existence was confirmed only in 1954, when they were encountered by a Tatmadaw detachment carrying out a "flag march" to the Burma-China border. They have been called the only Mongoloid "pygmy tribe" in existence, though their short stature may be due to poor nutrition and inbreeding within the small population. In 1997, a group of Kachin Christians from Myitkyina visited the Tarons and discovered that they had intermarried with neighboring (Rawang) Kachins, and only a handful were "pure-blooded."

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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