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A language of Laos

ISO 639-3brb

Population  12,800 in Laos (1984). Population total all countries: 21,175.
Region  Attopeu Province, Laos-Cambodia border. Also in Cambodia, France, United States, Viet Nam.
Language map  Laos, reference number 32
Alternate names   Brao, Braou, Brau, Brou, Laveh, Love, Proue, Rawe
Dialects  Palau. Similar to Kru’ng 2 [krr], Kavet [krv], Sou [sqq].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Bahnaric, West Bahnaric, Brao-Kravet
Writing system  Lao script. Latin script.
Comments  Called ‘Lave’ in Laos. Traditional religion.

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Language name   Brao
Population  7,970 in Cambodia (2006 Rat PDP).
Region  Northeast Cambodia, north part of Ratanakiri Province, especially Ta Veaeng District, Sesan River area.
Language map  Cambodia
Alternate names  Braou, Brou, Lave, Laveh, Love, Proue

Viet Nam

Language name   Brao
Population  310 in Viet Nam (1999 census).
Region  Kon Tum Province, Cambodia-Laos border area.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 4
Alternate names  Braou, Brau, Brou, Lave, Laveh, Love, Proue, Rawe
Dialects  Palau.
Comments  Traditional religion, Christian.