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Tai-Kadai Sub Families

(76 Languages)

The Tai-Kadai languages, also known as Kadai or Kradai, are a language family found in Southeast Asia and southern China. They were formerly considered to be part of the Sino-Tibetan family, but are now classified as an independent family. It is sometimes suggested that they are related to the Austronesian language family, in a family called "Austro-Tai", or even part of a larger Austric superfamily. However, proposals for the Austric relationship do not conform to the comparative method.

Hlai (2)
Hlai Jiamao, Hlai
Kadai (12)
Bu-Rong Yerong
Ge-Chi Gelao, Green Gelao, Red Gelao, White Gelao, Lachi, White Lachi.
Yang-Biao Buyang, Cun, En, Qabiao, Laha.
Kam-Tai (62)
Be-Tai (50)
- Be (1)
  Lingao
- Tai-Sek (49)
Sek Saek
Tai - Central: Southern Zhuang, E, Cao Lan, Nung, Ts'ün-Lao, Tày,
- East Central: Turung,
- Northern: Northern Zhuang, Bouyei, Tai Mène, Yoy,
- Southwestern: Tai Ya, Tai Dam, Northern Thai, Phuan, Thai Song, Thai, Tai Hang Tong, Tai Dón, Thu Lao, Tai Daeng, Tày Tac, Lao, Nyaw, Phu Thai, Northeastern Thai, Ahom, Aiton, Lü, Khamti, Khün, Khamyang, Phake, Shan, Tai Nüa, Pa Di, Pu Ko, Southern Thai, Tai Long, Tai Thanh, Tày Sa Pa, Tai Hongjin, Yong,
- Unclassified: Kuan,
- Rien, Tai Do, Tai Pao, Tay Khang.
Kam-Sui (11)
  Ai-Cham, Biao, Cao Miao, Northern Dong, Southern Dong, Kang, Mak, Mulam, Maonan, Sui, T'en
Lakkia (1)
  Lakkja