Ethnic groups in Thailand

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Ethnolinguistic groups of Thailand.

Thailand is a country with many distinct ethnic groups, like other countries, including the majority Thai and numerous hill tribes living primarily in the mountains of the north. The Thai (or ethnic Tai/Dai) and Thai Chinese make up approximately 90% of the nation's population of approximately 67.5 million.

Khmer and Mon-Khmer make up approximately around 6%, the Malays of Southern Thailand make up around 3%, hill tribes like Hmong(Mien), Karen and other small hill tribes make up around 1%. There are 70 ethnic groups in Thailand, including 24 groups of Tai peoples.

Alphabetical list[edit]

  1. Akha
  2. Bru
  3. Cham
  4. Chinese (primarily Teochew and Hakka)
  5. Chong
  6. Hmong
  7. Karen
  8. KhmerKhmu
  9. Khun(Thai Khun)
  10. Kuy
  11. Lahu
  12. Lao Ngaew
  13. Lao
  14. Isan
  15. Lawa
  16. Lisu
  17. Lolo (Yi)
  18. Lue (Thai Lü)
  19. Lao
  20. Lua
  21. Malay
  22. Mani (Negrito)
  23. Mlabri
  24. Moken
  25. Mon
  26. Nyahkur (Nyah Kur, Chao-bon)
  27. Palaung (De'ang)
  28. Pear
  29. Phai
  30. Phu Thai
  31. Phuan
  32. Saek
  33. Sa'och
  34. Shan(Thai Yai)
  35. So
  36. Tai Dam (Black Tai)
  37. Tai Ya
  38. Thai (Central Thai; Siamese)
  39. Urak Lawoi
  40. Vietnamese
  41. Yao
  42. Yuan(Thai Yuan; Lanna)
  43. Japanese people
  44. Korean

Listed by language group[edit]

Thai Indians (kaek)

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