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A people of Southeast Asia ethnicities originating from China, primarily in Thailand, Laos, Burma, India, China, and Vietnam. They may be referred to as Tai, Dai, Shan, Lao, or Yang, depending on which nation in which they reside.

Andrew Turton (editor). Civility and Savagery: Social Identity in Tai States. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press. 2000. 376pp.

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