Tai-kadai meaning

tī-kädī
A language family including the Tai subfamily and other languages of southern China and Southeast Asia.
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A major language family spoken in large parts of Southeast Asia.
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Origin of tai-kadai

  • Tai Kadai (coined from ka-) (prefix in Laqua (Tai-Kadai language of Vietnam and southern China) kădăŭ) (and Gelao (Tai-Kadai language of Vietnam and southern China) kǎtsü man, human being) (Dai)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition