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Tai Daeng

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3tyr

Population  140,000 in Viet Nam (2002). Population total all countries: 165,000.
Region  North central, Thanh Hoa Province, south of Sam Nuea. Also in Laos, Thailand, United States.
Language maps  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 81
Northern Viet Nam, reference number 81
Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 81
Alternate names   Daeng, Môc-Châu, Red Tai, Tai Deng, Tai Rouge, Táy-Môc-Châu, Thai Dang, Thai Do
Classification  Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, East Central, Chiang Saeng
Writing system  Tai Viet script.
Comments  Part of the Thái official nationality. Speakers in Viet Nam tend to identify with Tai Dam [blt], and deny they are Red Tai.

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Laos

Language name   Tai Daeng
Population  25,000 in Laos (1991).
Region  Northeast, near Viet Nam border.
Language map  Laos, reference number 60
Alternate names  Daeng, Red Thai, Tai Deng, Thai Dang, Thai Do
Comments  Part of the official Thai ethnic community in Viet Nam. Traditional religion.