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.
Central, centered in Bangkok. Khorat dialect: Ratchasima. Also in Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States.
1 (National). De facto national language.
Khorat Thai (Korat, Thaikorat).
40,000,000 L2 speakers in Thailand (2001 A. Diller).
Ethnonym: Siamese. Buddhist, Christian.