||699,000 in Viet Nam (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 763,950.
||North, along Red and Black rivers; now settled south in Tung Nghia (Lam Dam), Tho Thanh (Dac Lac), Pleiku (Gia Lai), elsewhere. Also in Australia, China, France, Laos, Thailand, United States.
Northern Viet Nam, reference number 82
Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 82
||Black Tai, Tai Do, Tai Noir, Táy-Dam, Thái Den
||Táy Mu’ò’i (Tai Mueai, Meuay). Similar to Thai Song [soa] and Tai Dón [twh], but not inherently intelligible with Tai Dón.
||Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, East Central, Chiang Saeng
||Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1982–2000.
||Lao script. Latin script. Tai Viet script.
||It is part of the Thái official nationality (760,000 in 1984; official figure), which also includes Tai Dón and Tai Daeng. Officially included under Dai in China. Traditional religion.