• PEOPLE CLUSTER: THAI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 16

Population: 53,961,600

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 53,961,600

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 187,600

Number of countries: 12


Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

Overview: The Thai people are the main ethnic group of Thailand and part of the larger Tai ethnolinguistic family of Southeast Asia. The Thai languages (Central, Northeastern, Northern, and Southern), are all classified within the Kam-Tai branch of Tai-Kadai. Theravada Buddhism is the primary religion of most Thai people, but sizeable subgroups of Sunni Muslims are found throughout Thailand.

Peoples within this cluster: Thai, Central; Thai, Khorat; Thai, Northeastern; Thai, Northern; Thai, Southern; Tsun-Lao

Countries where they are found: Australia; Cambodia; Canada; France; Germany; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand; United States; Vietnam


People groups: 16

Population: 53,961,600

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 53,961,600

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 187,600

Number of countries: 12