There are 62 ethno-linguistic groups covering five distinct language families in Thailand. According to the 2000 Census, 97% of the population speak Thai as one of their primary languages used at home. Many people in border districts are likely to speak languages other than Thai, including Burmese, Karen, and Malay. Thai sign language is used in Thailand. The maps, documents, and datasets below provide information about languages spoken throughout the country.
Language data allows humanitarian organizations to better understand the languages people speak and understand, leading to better programming and accountability. We’re working with University College London’s Centre for Translation Studies and others to make language data more easily accessible and usable.