• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TAI DAM


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 6

Population: 959,300

Unreached people groups: 5

UPG population: 934,800

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 9,800

Number of countries: 6


Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

Overview: The Tai Dam are an ethnic group of Vietnam, Laos, China and Thailand. The Tai Dam trace their origins to the Dien Bien Province in northwestern Vietnam. Within Vietnam, where they are most numerous, they are recognized as a distinct ethnic group, though in other countries they are considered as just one of many Tai peoples. The Tai Dam language is similar to Thai and Lao, but not close enough to be readily understood by most Thai or Lao speakers.

Peoples within this cluster: Tai Dam; Tai Muei

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


People groups: 6

Population: 959,300

Unreached people groups: 5

UPG population: 934,800

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 9,800

Number of countries: 6