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Bru, Western

A language of Thailand

ISO 639-3brv

Population  20,000 in Thailand (1991).
Region  Mukdahan Province, Dong Luang District. Also in United States.
Language map  Northern Thailand, reference number 56
Alternate names   B’ru, Baru, Bruu
Dialects  Partially intelligible with Eastern Bru [bru].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Katuic, West Katuic, Brou-So
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 80%.
Writing system  Lao script. Latin script.
Comments  Buddhist, traditional religion, Christian.