Thailand: Languages

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Source Translators without Borders
Date of Dataset December 31, 2000-December 31, 2000
Updated 23 March 2020
Expected Update Frequency As needed
Methodology Census
Caveats / Comments

All data is drawn from government survey results and is subject to any associated limitations or distortions present in the source data. The methodology by which literacy was measured during the census is not known. Language and dialect naming conventions in the census are sometimes unclear and in some cases have been grouped or allocated to the Other Languages field. Language shares below 0.1% of an area population have been discarded. As a result languages may not be present at some administrative levels. All decimal values have been rounded to a maximum of 3 decimal places. As a result language shares may not total 100%. Empty values represent non-existent data and should not be treated as zero values. Data on languages spoken and literacy were only available for the year 2000 in the admin 0, admin1 and admin2 levels. Some provinces and districts were created since, so there is no data available for some entries. Data on languages spoken made available publicly do not state which languages the answer "Other" refers to. In cases where Thai language literacy is below 90%, a note was included with the language to which it probably refers based on Wikipedia's Demographic of Thailand page. Spoken language data in the 2000 Thailand Population Census was measured by asking if the primary language spoken at home was (1) Only Thai, (2) Thai and other or (3) Only other. The data on specific "other" spoken languages is available exclusively at admin level 0 since it comes from the 2000 Census Reports, where it is described in text format.

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