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Jeh

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3jeh

Population  15,200 in Viet Nam (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 23,210.
Region  Kon Tum, Quang Nam provinces. Also in Laos.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 38
Alternate names   Die, Gie, Yeh
Dialects  Jeh Bri La (Bri-La), Jeh Mang Ram. Related to Halang [hal].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Bahnaric, North Bahnaric, West, Jeh-Halang
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1967–1978.
Writing system  Lao script. Latin script.

Also spoken in:

Laos

Language name   Jeh
Population  8,010 in Laos (1995 census).
Region  South, Xekong Province, Dakchung District; Attopeu Province, Sanxai District, basin of Poko, Kamane, and Dak Main rivers.
Language map  Laos, reference number 18
Alternate names  Die, Gie, Yeh
Dialects  Jeh Bri La, Jeh Mang Ram.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.
Comments  Traditional religion.