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

Listed by language group[edit]

Thai Indians (kaek)

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