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CLDR Ticket #11479(new)

Opened 6 weeks ago

Last modified 8 days ago

Change likely region for Tai Dón [twh] from ZZ to VN

Reported by: sascha Owned by: anybody
Component: other-supplemental Data Locale: twh
Phase: dsub Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:


According to Ethnologue (current 21st edition), the Tai Dón language [twh] has 495,000 users in all countries, with the majority 280,000 in Vietnam. Jim Brase (cc’ed) asked if CLDR could change the likely region subtag from Unknown to Viet Nam.

Current entry:

<likelySubtag from="twh" to="twh_Latn_ZZ"/>
{ Tai Dón; ?; ? } => { Tai Dón; Latin; Unknown Region }

https://www.ethnologue.com/language/twh has population counts:

  • Tai Dón — A language of Viet Nam
    • ISO 639-3: twh
    • Alternate Names: Tai Blanc, Tai Kao, Tai Lai, Thái Tráng, Táy Khao, White Tai
    • Population [in Viet Nam]: 280,000 (2002). Total users in all countries: 495,000.
    • Location: North, mainly along Red and Black rivers, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, and Son La provinces; some in the south; Lam Dong province: Tung Nghia.
    • Language Status: 6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized ethnic group: Thai.
    • Classification: Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Tai, Southwestern
    • Dialects: None known. Not intelligible of Tai Dam [blt]. Lao [lao] influenced the speech of some Tai Dón.
    • Language Use: Positive attitudes. Also use Tai Dam [blt], bilingually among some of the population.
    • Language Development: Dictionary. Bible portions: 1969–1992.
    • Language Resources: OLAC resources in and about Tai Dón
    • Writing: Latin script [Latn]. Tai Viet script [Tavt].
    • Other Comments: Part of the Thái official ethnic community (1,550,423, 2009 census). Traditional religion, Buddhist

Also Spoken In:

  • China
    • Language name: Tai Dón
    • Population Full: 15,000 (2000 census). Population figure 90% of Dai nationality in Jinping County in 2000.
    • Location: Yunnan province: Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefectures, Dai, Jinping Miao, and Yao autonomous counties.
    • Alternate Names: Bai Dai, Tai Jinping, White Tai
    • Status: 6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Dai.
    • Language Use: Used as L2 by Bumang [bvp].
  • Laos
    • Language name: Tai Dón
    • Population Full: 200,000 (1995 census).
    • Location: Houaphan and Phongsali provinces.
    • Alternate Names: Tai Blanc, Tai Kao, Tai Lai, Thái Tráng, White Tai
    • Status: 6a (Vigorous).
    • Language Use: A large influential group. Also use Tai Dam [blt].


Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 weeks ago by sascha

  • type changed from unknown to data
  • Component changed from unknown to supplemental

comment:2 Changed 8 days ago by mark

  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to to-assess

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