Your question: Are Thai people Chinese?

Thailand has the largest overseas Chinese community in the world outside Greater China. 11 to 14 percent of Thailand’s population are considered ethnic Chinese. The Thai linguist Theraphan Luangthongkum claim the share of those having at least partial Chinese ancestry at about 40 percent of the Thai population.

What race are people from Thailand considered?

Approximately 75 percent of the population are Thai, and 14 percent are ethnic Chinese. Other ethnic groups include Malay-speaking Muslims (4 percent), Khmers (1.3 percent), Soai, or Kui (1.3 percent), Karen (1.3 percent), and Indians and Pakistanis (. 4 percent).

Do Thai speak Chinese?

The Chinese in Thailand have been in the country for many generations and many do not speak Chinese. When they do, they often don’t speak Mandarin or Cantonese — instead, they speak Teochew (Chaozhou), which is a sub-dialect of Southern Min.

What religion is in Thailand?

Religions by region

Religion in Thailand (2015)
Buddhism 94.50%
Islam 4.29%
Christianity 1.17%
Hinduism 0.03%

Which language did Thailand speak?

Thai language, also called Siamese, the standard spoken and literary language of Thailand, belonging to the Tai language family of Southeast Asia.

Are Vietnamese Chinese?

The Vietnamese people or Kinh people (Vietnamese: người Kinh) are a Southeast Asian ethnic group originally native to modern-day Northern Vietnam and South China. The native language is Vietnamese, the most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.

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What is an indigenous Thai person called?

Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand. The indigenous peoples of Thailand are commonly referred to as “hill tribes,” and sometimes as “ethnic minorities.” The ten officially recognized groups are usually called “chao khao” (meaning hill/mountain people or highlanders).

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