Ta Oi

Ta Oi

About Ta Oi

The Ta Oi is an ethnic group of Vietnam (34,960 in 1999). They speak a Mon_Khmer language and are concentrated in A L__i district of Th_a Thien-Hu_ province and H__ng Hoa district of Qu_ng Tr_ province. The Ta-oi ethnic group speaks a language in the Mon_Khmer language family, and is regarded as one of Vietnam's indigenous groups. The Ta Oi call themselves Taoih, or sometimes as Taoih or Ta Uot, and is called by the Paco sub-group as Can Tua or Can Tang, which means "highlanders." According to the April 1, 1999 census on population and housing, the Ta-oi have a population of 34,960, accounting for 0.07% of the national population. At present, the Ta-oi live in both Vietnam and Laos, in the latter nation where they the Ta oi mainstream population and also call themselves as Ta-oih. Another sub-group of the Ta-Oi is called as Paco (Pa coh), which means "persons who live behind the mountains."

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