Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lemet, a large nation of North Siam, chiefly in the Nam-Ta Valley, left bank of the Mekhong, between lat. 20° and 21" N. They were formerly subject for the most part to the Siamese Governor of Luang-Prabang; but since the rectification of frontiers in 1893 they have passed under French jurisdiction. The language differs greatly from Siamese, and appears to be more nearly allied to Anamese; it is uncultivated, and the Lemets themselves have been little affected by the .general Buddhist culture of Indo-China. (Capt. Forbes, The Languages of Further India, p. 90.)