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Mnong, Central

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3cmo

Population  32,500 in Viet Nam (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 52,500.
Region  Mainly Song Bé and west Dac Lac provinces, southwest of the Rade. Also in Cambodia.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 10
Alternate names   Budang, Budong, Phanong, Pnong
Dialects  Préh (Pre), Biat (Bhiét), Bu Nar, Bu Rung, Dih Bri (Di-Pri), Bu Dang. Biat may be a separate language related to Eastern Mnong.
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Bahnaric, South Bahnaric, Sre-Mnong, Mnong, Southern-Central Mnong
Language development  Radio programs. NT: 2001.
Writing system  Khmer script. Latin script.
Comments  Mnong is an official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.

Also spoken in:

Cambodia

Language name   Mnong, Central
Population  20,000 in Cambodia (2002).
Region  Northeast, 80% of Mondolkiri Province, all districts.
Language map  Cambodia
Alternate names  Budong, Bunong, Phanong, Phnong, Phong
Dialects  Biat, Preh, Bu Nar, Bu Rung, Dih Bri, Bu Dang.
Language use  Few also use Central Khmer [khm].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: Low.
Comments  Biat is main dialect.