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). Total users in all countries: 866,000.

Location

Amnat Charoen, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Yasothon, 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 Northeastern Thai [tts].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Buddhist.

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