Tai Lue is a Southwestern Tai language spoken in China, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar by about 555,760 people. There are about 280,000 speakers of Tai Lue in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province in southwestern China.
There are about 126,000 Tai Lue speakers in Bokeo, Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Phongsaly and Xiagnabouli provinces in northern Laos, 83,000 in Nan and Phayao provinces in northern Thailand, 60,000 in Shan state in northern Myanmar, and 6,760 in Lai Châu and Lào Cai provinces in northern Vietnam.
Tai Lue is also known as Lü, Dai, Dai Le, Lu, Lue, Ly, Pai’i’, Pai-I, Shui-Pai-I, Sipsongpanna Dai, Tai Lu or Xishuangbanna Dai. Native speakers call it ᦅᧄᦺᦑᦟᦹᧉ (kam tai lue) [kâm.tâj.lɯ̀].
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