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n. pl. Tai or Tais
1. A subfamily of Tai-Kadai languages spoken in southeast Asia and southern China that includes Thai, Lao, and Shan.
2. A member of any of the Tai-speaking peoples of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, China, and Vietnam.
Of or relating to Tai, its speakers, or their culture.
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Tai(taɪ, ˈtɑ i)
n., pl. Tais.
1. a language family of mainland Southeast Asia and S China, including Thai, Lao, and Shan.
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|Noun||1.||Tai - a native or inhabitant of Thailand |
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
|2.||Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages|
White Tai - a branch of the Tai languages
Red Tai - a branch of the Tai languages
Khuen - a branch of the Tai languages
Lao - the Tai language of a Buddhist people living in the area of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos
Khamti - a branch of the Tai languages
Southern Tai - a branch of the Tai languages
Tay - a branch of the Tai languages
Nung - a branch of the Tai languages
Tho - a branch of the Tai languages
Zhuang - a branch of the Tai languages
Yay - a branch of the Tai languages
Saek - a branch of the Tai languages
|Adj.||1.||Tai - of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people; "Siamese kings"; "different Thai tribes live in the north"|
|2.||Tai - of or relating to the languages of the Thai people; "Thai tones"|
|3.||Tai - of or relating to Thailand; "the Thai border with Laos"|
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