Dǎi 傣 Language
(3,979 words)

1. Geographic Setting, Language, Speakers

Dǎi 傣 is the language of the Dǎi ethnic group (Dǎizú 傣族) of Southwest China’s Yúnnán Province with over 1.1 million speakers, according to the 2000 census. They have official status as one of the 55 minority groups. The Dǎ…

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Yongxian LUO, “Dǎi 傣 Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000254>
First published online: 2015

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