Prai language

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Native toThailand, Laos
EthnicityPhai people
Native speakers
40,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3prt

Prai (Phray) or Phai, also known as Thin (Htin), is a Mon–Khmer language of Thailand and Laos. There are several closely related, but not mutually intelligible dialects which go by the names Prai and Thin. They are also closely related to Mal, together forming the Mal–Phrai group of languages, sometimes collectively called Lua' language (because they are spoken by the Lua people).


Prai Consonants[2]
Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Stop plain p t c k ʔ
implosive ɓ ɗ
Fricative ç h
Approximant w l j
Trill r
Prai Vowels[2]
Front Central Back
Unrounded Rounded
Close i ɯ u
Mid e ə o
Open-mid ɔ
Open æ a

All vowels can be long or short.


  1. ^ Prai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Steven Moran and Daniel McCloy and Richard Wright. 2019. Prai sound inventory (PH). In: Moran, Steven & McCloy, Daniel (eds.)