Tai Daeng


A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Daeng, Môc-Châu, Red Tai, Tai Deng, Tai Rouge, Táy-Môc-Châu, Thai Dang, Thai Do

80,000 in Viet Nam (1995 census). Population total all countries: 105,000. Ethnic population: 100,000 (Bradley 2007).


North central, Thanh Hoa Province, south of Sam Nuea. Also in Laos, Thailand, United States.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Tai Viet script.
Other Comments

Part of the Thái official ethnic community (1,550,423, 2009 census). Speakers in Viet Nam tend to identify with Tai Dam [blt] and deny they are Red Tai.

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