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

Kham Chai, Nakorn Panom, Ubon, Kalasin, Sakorn Nakorn. Possibly also in China. Also in Laos, United States, Viet Nam.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Little dialect differentiation. 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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