Phuan

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Lao Phuan, Phu Un
Population

200,000 in Thailand (2006 Mahidol University). Population total all countries: 307,000.

Location

Phetchabun, Phichit, Chaiyaphum, Lop Buri, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, and Sara Buri provinces; isolated area, Bueng Kan Province; 1 village south of Bangkok.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Northern Tai [nod], Tai Dam [blt], Thai Song [soa], and Lao [lao].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Other Comments

Strong sense of identity. Socially prominent group. Relocated to Thailand 1827–1890. The name is also used for Lao speakers in Thailand. Buddhist.

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