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A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3cnc

Population  2,000 (2002 J. Edmondson).
Region  Lai Chau Province, Muong Te District, east of Sila, south of Mang. 4 villages at Ban Nam Luong in Xa Can Ho, Bo Lech in Xa Can Ho, Nam Kha Co area at Ban Bo, Muong Tong at Nam Ke near the Lao border.
Language map  Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 14
Alternate names   Khoong, “Xa Coong” , “Xa Xam” , “Xa Xeng”
Dialects  Quite different from Akha [ahk], Lahu [lhu], and Sila [slt] of this location. North and south varieties in Viet Nam are different, but mutually inherently intelligible. Bisu [bzi], Pyen [pyy], and Mpi [mpz] are closely related.
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Southern, Phunoi
Language use  Few domains. All ages. Mildly supportive attitude.
Comments  No final consonants.
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