Kadai language


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Noun1.Kadai language - a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
Kam-Sui - a group of Kadai languages
Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
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Edmondson and Solnit 1988: 4-5; 1997: 2) associate Kam-Sui with the Tai group into a superordinate Kam-Tai nod, which in turn is assembled with Hlai (Li) and Geyang (including Gelao) as the Kadai language family.
The Zhuang do not constitute a linguistic unity either, because Chinese authorities include within that minority group some distinct ethnic groups such as the Lachi speaking a Kadai language (and not a Thai-Yay one).
Versatiles are also attested in Chinese, Kadai languages, and other Southeast Asian languages.