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Etymology 1 
- Tai ethnic group, a widespread ethnic group of Southeast Asia associated with the valley paddy-rice culture
- Tai languages, a subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Among the Tai languages are Thai, Lao, Shan, and Zhuang.
- Shan ethnic minority
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Etymology 2 
From English tie.