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Comprehensive site with links to numerous articles arranged by ethnic group.
Locations, maps and descriptions of Indian ethnic groups on one of the better "all things Indian" websites.
A somewhat difficult to navigate site that covers (briefly) more than 500 groups together with an eclectic selection of their arts.
Slightly dated section of a travel company site that details the dress and locations of more than 100 Miao groups in Guizhou.
From the BBC Tribes people, a useful, though not completely accurate, overview of Nenets life, beliefs & language and the challenges the group faces in the modern world.
A great site for all things ethnically textile.
Website of this excellent Hanoi museum including a small section on their publications.
Superb account of traditional Naxi & Yi society and customs in modern day Yunnan by the foremost author writing on ethnic groups in S.W. China today.
Evocative photographs of India's western deserts with a forgettable introductory text.
A personal account of the Naxi town of Lijiang, long before it was developed into a kitsch tourist attraction.
Eric Valli's stunning (and huge) collection of photos from his Himalayan travels, in particular the Dolpo region.
Ethnically focused bookshop in Kunming with branches in Dali and Lijiang.
Specialist Asian publisher with many reprints of valuable and otherwise unobtainable ethnographic publications.
An interesting selection of books about S.W. China's ethnic groups.
A specialist publishing house with a wide selection of books on Himalayan arts and culture.
The trite title is the only blot on this otherwise superb pictorial account of a journey to Lhasa by National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita.
An intimate pictorial record of one photographer's Tibet.
From 1956, probably the only first hand account in English of the end of the slave owning system in N.W. Yunnan by a British journalist resident in China at the time.
A detailed account of the terraced mountains of Honghe Prefecture and the ethnic groups which live there.
A highly readable account of a 1,400 mile journey made in 1878 through northern Japan by one of the greatest travel writers of the 19th century, Isabella Bird.
Outstanding pictorial record of Burma's ethnic groups by a gemologist who was able to travel to usually off limits areas in the 1980's and '90's.
List of festivals in this heavily ethnically populated N.E. Indian state.
List of Chinese counties where non-Han groups form a majority of the population.
An excellent introduction to the architecture of these N. Sumatran people in Wikipedia.
Calendar of Bhutan's many festivals on a travel agency website.
One of the few web sources covering Bhutan's smaller ethnic groups.
2020/21 festival calendar on a commercial site.
Apr. 2003 - Mar. 2012 blog authored by a widely travelled resident of Yuanyang (Yunnan) whose primary interest is ethnic culture.
Blog authored by the same writer as the above from Apr. 2012.
A comprehensive primer to the pantheon of gods worshipped in Taiwan along with introductions to temple troupes and festivals.
An area of spectacular rice terraces described on this commercial site (in French).
List of major Gujarati festivals and their dates on a commercial site.
A brief but useful guide to visiting some of Hong Kong's more far flung islands.
Brief descriptions and location information of seven of India's most important cattle fairs.
The website sets out "to share with the world.............accessible and objective information for the domestic and overseas leisure and business visitors, as well as pilgrims" and does it well.
With reasonable justification, this ad free site claims to be "one of the most comprehensive resources on the net to travel off the beaten tracks in Japan".
Hugely informative site that covers all Japan including many little known and little visited areas.
A site featuring more than 120 onsens and ryokans with roteburo (outdoor baths).
Blog started in Feb. 2013 with articles on Asian ethnic and traditional Vietnamese culture by an author who has published numerous well regarded books on these subjects.
Blog by a writer who followed Joseph Rock's 1920's and 1930's expedition routes with comparative photos.
Slideshow introducing the festivals and ceremonies of the culturally unique Kalasha people of Pakistan's Hindu Kush.
2020 and 2021 dates for the three major festivals of this remarkable group.
Festivals of this south Indian state and their dates.
Otherwise hard to find in one place information on 33 of Korea's most interesting islands compiled, surprisingly (!), by CNN.
Regularly updated list of festivals on a commercial site.
Video description of the traditional dress of Ladakhi women.
Lunar/Gregorian calendar converter which also includes the animal associated with each date; useful to determine market schedules.
Probably the best introduction currently on the web to this Pacific island group.
Excellent non-commercial site covering the Great Himalayan Trail and the regions it passes through with a host of practical information.
Idiosyncratic site that has a large section on Philippine volcanoes and the islands on which they are located, many of which are seriously remote and scenically stunning.
Day by day programme of the well known Rajasthan tribal gathering on a website run by a company that organizes camps at the event.
Locations, descriptions and dates of major Rajasthan fairs and festivals on a commercial site.
A surprisingly adventurous list of scenic destinations selected by CNN from a Korea Tourism guide.
One of a number of available YouTube videos that portray the unique thatched villages of this island in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province.
Increasingly a vehicle for the author's commercial venture, the older posts on this site describe areas of the Plateau where little other information is available.
Guide to the history and culture of this unique area of South Sulawesi.
Descriptions and dates of the major celebrations of this fascinating Melanesian island nation on a hotel website.
Beautifully written site covering the homeland of the Tundra Nenets reindeer herders by a Englishman who also organizes trips to visit this Russian Arctic region.
A map and practical information about the spectacular Luoping scenery and rape fields in eastern Yunnan's Qujing prefecture.