Tai Dón language

Tai Dón
White Tai
Native to Laos, Vietnam, China (Mengla Township of Jinping)
Ethnicity White Tai
Native speakers
500,000 (1995–2002)[1]
Tai Viet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 twh
Glottolog taid1250[2]

Tai Dón, also known as Tai Khao or White Tai, is a Tai language of northern Vietnam, Laos and China.

Geographical distribution

In China, White Tai (Tai Khaw 傣皓) people are located in the following townships of Yunnan province, with about 40,000 people (Gao 1999).[3]


  1. Tai Dón at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tai Don". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Gao Lishi 高立士. 1999. 傣族支系探微. 中南民族学院学报 (哲学社会科学版). 1999 年第1 期 (总第96 期).

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