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Thai speaking countries

Thai is the official language in Thailand and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Thai language (native name: ไทย) has its roots in the Tai–Kadai language family.

With a share of around 53%, it is most widespread in Thailand. A total of about 38.6 million people worldwide speak Thai as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
ThailandSoutheast Asiayes52.6 %36,519,000
VietnamSoutheast Asiano1.6 %1,529,000
LaosSoutheast Asiano7.8 %551,000