Tai Loi


A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Aw-aak, Bulang-Su, Doi, Khabe, Kon Doi, Kon Loi, Loi, Monglwe, Muak Sa-aak, Tai-Loi, Tailoi, Wakut

4,460 (2008). Population for Muak Sa-aak only. Population information is not yet available for the other groups known as Tai Loi. Total users in all countries: 4,960.


Shan state: north Mong Yawng township.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Muak Sa-aak. Considerable dialectal variation between villages. Lexical similarity: The Muak Sa-aak variety shares 42% with U [uuu] of China; 40% with Pang Pung Plang [blr]; 25% with standard Wa [prk].



Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn]. Also use Burmese [mya], especially educated young people. Also use Lü [khb], especially adults.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Tai Loi means ‘mountain Tai’ and is a cover term for multiple Palaungic groups in the area, some of which are Angkuic and some of which are Waic. Buddhist, Christian.

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