Phai people

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Total population
Regions with significant populations
Laos, Thailand
Phai, Lao, Thai
Theravada Buddhism

The Phai are an ethnic group in Thailand and Laos.

Name Variation[edit]

The Phai are also commonly referred to as Phay, Thung Chan Pray, Kha Phay,[1] and Prai.[citation needed] In Laos they are also referred to as Htin.[2]


The Phai speak a language also called Phai, which is a Khmuic language.[1] The Khmuic languages are Mon-Khmer.

Geographic Distribution[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ethnologue report for Laos
  2. ^ Schliesinger, Joachim, Ethnic Groups of Laos, vo. 2, ISBN 974-480-036-4