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Chru

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3cje

Population  15,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census).
Region  Lam Dong, Binh Thuan provinces. Also in France, United States.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 12
Alternate names   Cadoe Loang, Choru, Chrau Hma, Chu, Chu Ru, Churu, Cru, Kru, Seyu
Dialects  Rai, Noang (La-Dang). Similar to Cham.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Chamic, Highlands, Chru-Northern
Language use  Also use Vietnamese [vie].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1955.
Writing system  Latin script.