Dai may refer to:


* Dai (given name), a Welsh or Japanese masculine given name * Dai (surname) (戴), a Chinese surname


Dai Commandery Dai Commandery was a commandery (''jùn'') of the state of Zhao (state), Zhao established BC and of northern dynasties of China, imperial Chinese dynasties until the time of the Wen Emperor of Sui, Wen Emperor of the Sui dynasty (reigned AD581 ...
, a commandery of the state of Zhao and in early imperial China * Dai County, in Xinzhou, Shanxi, China * Dai (Eighteen Kingdoms), a short-lived state during the Eighteen Kingdoms period in Chinese history * Dai (Han dynasty), a realm and title during the Han dynasty *
Dai (Sixteen Kingdoms) Dai, also Wade-Giles, formerly spelled Tai, was a state of the Xianbei clan of Tuoba, during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China. It existed from AD 310 to 376, with its capital at Shengle (盛樂) (near modern Horinger County of Hohhot, Inne ...
, a Xianbei state during the Sixteen Kingdoms era of history of China *
Dai (Spring and Autumn period) Dai was a ancient Chinese state, state which existed in northern Hebei during the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. Its eponymous capital was located north of the Zhou Kingdom in what is now Yu County, Hebei, Yu County. It was appare ...
, a state during the Spring and Autumn period in Chinese history * Dai (Warring States period), a short-lived state during the Warring States period in Chinese history

People and language

Da'i al-Mutlaq The term Dā'ī al-Mutlaq or ad-Da'i ul-Mutlaq ( ar, الداعي المطلق) (pl. Du'at Mutlaqeen دعاة مطلقين) literally means "the absolute or unrestricted missionary" pl. Du'aat-دعاۃ. The office of Da'i al-Mutlaq is a spiritu ...
or Da'i, a type of religious leader in Islam *
Da'i A da'i ( ar, داعي, dāʿī, inviter, caller, ) is generally someone who engages in da'wah, the act of inviting people to Islam Islam (;There are ten pronunciations of ''Islam'' in English, differing in whether the first or second sylla ...
, person engageing in Dawah, the act of inviting people to Islam * Dai language (disambiguation) *
Dai people The Dai people ( Burmese: တိုင်လူမျိုး; khb, ᩱᨴᩭ; lo, ໄຕ; th, ไท; shn, တႆး, ; Tai Nüa: , ; ) refers to several Tai-speaking ethnic groups living in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and ...
, an ethnic minority of China * Dai (Yindu), or Daai Chin, an ethnic tribe of Chin, Myanmar

Other uses

* Dai (cryptocurrency), a cryptocurrency-backed stablecoin *
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