Phu Thai

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Phutai, Phuu Thai, Putai, Puthai
Population

470,000 in Thailand (2006 Mahidol University). Population total all countries: 866,000.

Location

Northeast; Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Udon Thani, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, and Roi Et provinces; possibly also in China.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Little dialect differentiation. Reportedly similar to Tai Dam [blt] and Tai Don [twh].

Language Use

Also use Isan (a dialect of Northeastern Thai [tts]).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%.
Other Comments

Buddhist.

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