Lao groups in the Northeast once used the Tai Noi script. But Siam’s national integration project imposed Central Thai as the only official language in the region.
The age-old trope of Isaan women as domestic servants in Thai media has not gone away just yet.
White-passing Thais seem to only count as Thai in the eyes of society when they can “out-Thai the Thais.”
How Isaan men navigate the pitfalls of Thainess in the television show The Face Men Thailand.