The Mal are an aboriginal ethnic group in Laos and Thailand.
The Mal are also commonly referred to as Madl, Khatin, T'in, Htin, Thin, and Tin.
The Mal speak a language also called Mal, which is a Khmuic language. The Khmuic languages are Austroasiatic. There is some debate as to whether the Khmuic languages are of the Mon–Khmer branch, but the majority opinion is that they are not.
- Population in Laos: 23,193 in Xaignabouli Province
- Population in Thailand: 4,700
- Population in United States: Unknown
The Mal largely practice traditional folk religion involving ancestor worship.
- ^ a b c d Ethnologue report for Laos