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: 306,000.

Location

Uthai Thani, Phichit, Petchabun, Lopburi, Singburi, Suphanburi, Saraburi, Nakorn Nayok, Phrachinburi, Udon, and Loei; 1 village south of Bangkok. Also in Laos.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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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