Thai

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Central Tai, Siamese, Standard Thai, Thaiklang
Population

20,200,000 in Thailand (2000). 400,000 Khorat (1984). 4,700,000 mother-tongue Thai are ethnic Chinese, or 80% of the Chinese (1984). Population total all countries: 20,421,280.

Location

Central, centered in Bangkok. Khorat dialect: Ratchasima. Also in Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States.

Language Status

1 (National). De facto national language.

Dialects

Khorat Thai (Korat, Thaikorat).

Typology

SVO

Language Use

40,000,000 L2 speakers in Thailand (2001 A. Diller).

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1883–2011.
Writing
Braille script. Thai script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Siamese. Buddhist, Christian.

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