Tai Daeng


A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Daeng, Man Thanh, Môc-Châu, Red Tai, Tai Deng, Tai Muoi, Tai Nhai, Tai Rouge, Thai Dang, Thai Do, Táy-Môc-Châu

80,000 in Viet Nam (Bradley 2007b). Ethnic population: 100,000 (Bradley 2007b). Total users in all countries: 105,000.


Ha Tinh, Hoa Binh, Son La, and Yen Bai provinces; Thanh Hoa province: south of Sam Nuea; Nghe An province: around Qui Chau.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous). Language of recognized ethnic group: Thai.


Tonal (5 tones).


Tai Viet script [Tavt].

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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