Tai

noun
\ ˈtī How to pronounce Tai (audio) \
plural Tai

Definition of Tai

1 : a widespread group of peoples in southeast Asia associated ethnically with valley paddy-rice culture
2 : a family of languages including Thai and Shan spoken in southeast Asia and China

First Known Use of Tai

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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