• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TAI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 56

Population: 8,118,450

Unreached people groups: 51

UPG population: 7,747,850

Unengaged UPGs: 31

UUPG population: 2,145,150

Number of countries: 6


Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

Overview: The Tai-Kadai languages are a family of highly tonal languages spoken in southern China and Southeast Asia. The Tai people cluster encompasses ethnolinguistic groups from two branches of the Tai-Kadai language family: Kadai and Kam-Tai.

Peoples within this cluster: Cai; Cao Lan; Dong, Northern; Dong, Southern; E (Eahua); Fuma; Hkun; Hongjin Tai; Kang; Lachi; Maonan; Mo; Mulao; Mulao Jia; Nyaw, Tai Nyo; Phu Tai; Phuan; Pu Peo; Pubiao; Saek; Shui, Yunnan; Tai Daeng, Red Tai; Tai Don, White Tai; Tai He; Tai Hongjin; Tai Kaleun; Tai Laan; Tai Long; Tai Lu; Tai Nua; Tai Peung; Tai Pong; Talu; Tayten; Ya; Yong; Yoy

Countries where they are found: China; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; United States; Vietnam


People groups: 56

Population: 8,118,450

Unreached people groups: 51

UPG population: 7,747,850

Unengaged UPGs: 31

UUPG population: 2,145,150

Number of countries: 6