Tai Hongjin is a Southwestern Tai language spoken by about 55,000 people mainly in Yunan Province in the southwest of China, particularly between the Red River and the Jinsha River in Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County in southern Yunan. There are also speakers of Tai Hongjin in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand.
Tai Hongjin is also known as Red Tai, Tai Ya, Tai Cung, Tai Chung or Dai Ya. There are five dialects of Tai Hongjin which are only partially mutually intelligible: Yuanxin, Yongwu, Maguan, Yuanjiang and Lushi.
It is not traditionally written, however there is a a rich oral tradition. There is a way to write Tai Hongjin with the Latin alphabet.
The tones 7-10 only appear in closed syllables (ending with a consonant).
Information about Tai Hongjin
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