• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TAI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 68

Population: 10,474,925

Unreached people groups: 64

UPG population: 10,102,125

Unengaged UPGs: 40

UUPG population: 3,000,425

Number of countries: 7


Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

Overview: Tai peoples are culturally and genetically similar and are primarily identified through their language. 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; Cun; Dong, Northern; Dong, Southern; E (Eahua); Fuma; Gelao, White; Hkun; Hongjin Tai; Lachi; Laha; Maonan; Mo; Mulao; Mulao Jia; Nyaw, Tai Nyo; Phu Tai; Phuan; Pu Peo; Pubiao; Saek; Shui; Shui, Yunnan; Tai Daeng, Red Tai; Tai Dam; Tai Don, White Tai; Tai He; Tai Hongjin; Tai Kaleun; Tai Khang; Tai Laan; Tai Leng; Tai Long; Tai Lu; Tai Men; Tai Nua; Tai Peung; Tai Pong; Talu; Tayten; Ya; Yong; Yoy

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


People groups: 68

Population: 10,474,925

Unreached people groups: 64

UPG population: 10,102,125

Unengaged UPGs: 40

UUPG population: 3,000,425

Number of countries: 7