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Xishuangbanna Dai

Definition of the noun xishuangbanna dai

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  1. a branch of the Tai languages
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Xishuangbanna Dai: Tai Lue
    • more generic word: Tai = the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of 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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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif (2016)

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.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania (2009)

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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