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Mal

A language of Laos

ISO 639-3mlf

Population  23,200 in Laos (1995 census). Population total all countries: 26,700.
Region  Xaignabouli Province, Phiang District, west of Mekong River. Also in Thailand, United States.
Language map  Laos, reference number 36
Alternate names   Htin, Khatin, T’in, Thin, Tin
Dialects  Not intelligible with Lua [prb], Prai [prt], or Pray 3 [pry].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khmuic, Mal-Khmu’, Mal-Phrai
Language development  NT: 1994.
Writing system  Latin script. Thai script.
Comments  ‘Mal’ and ‘Madl’ are self names. ‘T’in’ is an ethnic name used in Thailand. Traditional religion.

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Thailand

Language name   Mal
Population  3,500 in Thailand (1982 SIL).
Region  Nan Province, east of Pua District and Chiang Kam, valley near northern Laos border.
Language map  Northern Thailand, reference number 22
Alternate names  Ht’in, Khatin, T’in, Thin, Tin
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1% literate. Literacy rate in L2: 1%–15%.
Comments  ‘Mal’ and ‘Madl’ are self names. ‘T’in’ is an ethnic name used in Thailand.