Tai Laing language

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Tai Laing
Tai Lai
Tai Nai
Native to Burma
Region Kengtung
Native speakers
100,000 (2010)[1]
Burmese script (historical)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tjl
Glottolog tail1248[2]

Tai Laing, pronounced Tai Lai or regionally Tai Nai, is a Tai language of Burma, related to Khamti. It has its own script, and, though not taught in schools, is experiencing a cultural revival, albeit still small. There is no census of speakers, but they are estimated to number around 100,000.


  1. ^ Tai Laing at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tai Laing". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.