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Definition of the noun xishuangbanna dai
What does xishuangbanna dai mean as a name of something?
- a branch of the Tai languages
Xishuangbanna Dai a.k.a. Tai Lü language: Tai Lü or Tai Lɯ, Tai Lue, Thai Lue, Tai Le; Xishuangbanna Dai is a Tai language spoken by about 700,000 people in South East Asia. This includes 280,000 people in China, 200,000 in Burma, 134,000 in Laos, 83,000 in Thailand, and 4,960 in Vietnam. The language is similar to other Tai languages and is closely related to Kham Mueang or Tai Yuan, which is also known as Northern Thai language. In Yunnan, it is spoken in all of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, as well as Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County in Pu'er City.
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by Jean Michaud, Margaret Byrne Swain, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh
outside Jinghong, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan. China . Courtesy of Jean Michaud. D The Dai muang in Yunnan were certainly in contact with. 119 D.
by Barbara A. West
The reformed systems encountered some resistance, especially among Xishuangbanna Dai communities where the traditional script was strongly linked with Buddhist institutions. In the 1980s this Dai community elected to reinstate the ...
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