A language family including the Tai subfamily and other languages of southern China and Southeast Asia.
A major language family spoken in large parts of Southeast Asia.
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