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Old 13th June 2011, 07:49 PM
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Re: number of Thai speakers

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Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
Can someone explain what's the actual number of people speaking Thai/using thai script. Wikipedia has it at 20 million native speakers but I've always thought it was closer to 50-60 perhaps even 70-80 millions.

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About 70 million, give or take, certainly not take 50 million though ....

Wiki is wholly wrong on this one. They just seem to count people in Central Thailand for some reason.

Even in other parts of Thailand such as Isan (north east of Thailand) where there are many local dialects (one or more per province in some provinces), they all learn Thai at school, just speak Isan when they get home!
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