|Regions with significant populations|
|Lamet, Lao, Thai|
Lamet are also often referred to as:
There are approximately 22,000 Lamet in the Louang Namtha Province, Oudomxai and Bokeo Provinces of Laos. There are also approximately 100 Lamet in Thailand in the Chiang Rai and Lampang Provinces.There are also 90 Lamet in the United States and 30 in France. In Laos, the Lamet are a hill tribe.
After marriage, the newly married Lamet man moves into his wife's family home and works for her father. He then begins to make marriage payments up to a fixed amount, after which the couple either moves in with the husband's parents, or the couple makes a new household.
Significance of Wealth
Wealth is considered an important characteristic among male Lamet. For the Lamet, weatlh is measured by one's inventory of buffalo, chimes, and bronze drums.