Tày language

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Not to be confused with Tho language or Tày Tac language. ‹See Tfd›
Tày
Tho
Native to Vietnam
Native speakers
1.6 million  (2009 census)[1]
Tai–Kadai
  • Tai
    • Zuojiang–Southwest
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tyz
Glottolog tayy1238[3]

Tày, or Thô (a name shared with Cuoi and with Zuojiang Zhuang of China), is the major Tai language of Vietnam, in the northeast near the Chinese border.

Varieties[edit]

Táy consists of,[4][5]

  • Tày Bảo Lạc is spoken in Bảo Lạc District, western Cao Bang province.
  • Tày Trùng Khánh is spoken in Trùng Khánh District, northeastern Cao Bang province.

The Dai Zhuang varieties should perhaps be considered the same language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tày at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wenma–Southwestern Tai". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tay". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Edmondson, Jerold A., Solnit, David B. (eds). 1997. Comparative Kadai: the Tai branch. Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics 124. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington.
  5. ^ http://ling.uta.edu/~jerry/research/map.html

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