L1 users: 80,000 (1995 census). Ethnic population: 100,000 (Bradley 2007b). Total users in all countries: 105,000.
Hoa Binh and Son La provinces: Thanh Hoa province, south of Sam Nuea: Yen Bai province, in a small area.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized ethnic group: Thai.
Tai Viet script [Tavt].
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.